Join critic and curator Jarrett Earnest; artist Arlene Shechet; President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation Jack Shear; and Drawing Center Chief Curator Claire Gilman for a conversation about the exhibition Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection.
Ways of Seeing is a three-part exhibition that focuses on the extraordinary drawing collection of artist, curator, and President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation Jack Shear. Continuing The Drawing Center’s tradition of exhibiting drawings from outstanding public and private collections, Ways of Seeing offers a revealing experiment in connoisseurship and exhibition-making. During the course of the exhibition’s fifteen-week run, artist Arlene Shechet, critic and curator Jarrett Earnest, and Shear himself will each present an installation curated from Shear’s holdings, which consist of nearly seven hundred drawings dating from the sixteenth century to the present.
American Sign Language Interpretation will be provided live for this event.
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Generous funding for Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection is provided by Kathy and Richard Fuld, Agnes Gund, the Low Road Foundation, Matthew Marks, Christie's, Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, and Pace Gallery.
Public programs at The Drawing Center are made possible by the Evelyn Toll Family Foundation and funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
In Conversation: Jarrett Earnest, Arlene Shechet, Jack Shear, and Claire Gilman on Ways of Seeing