Exhibition: Pushing paper - contemporary drawing from 1970 to now

This exhibition runs from Thu, 12th Sep 2019 to Sun, 12th Jan 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

Celebrating the power of contemporary drawing, this display explores how artists have used drawing to examine themes including identity, place and memory, pushing the boundaries of the medium further than ever before.

Featuring work from well-known artists including Rachel Whiteread, Richard Deacon and Anish Kapoor as well as emerging artists such as Rachel Duckhouse and Adel Daoud, the selection was chosen from more than 1,500 contemporary drawings from the Museum’s collection.

Currently enjoying a resurgence in practice and teaching, this display is a timely celebration of drawing. As the first display dedicated solely to contemporary drawing, Pushing paper marks an important moment for the Museum and its contemporary collections.

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Great Russell Street, London,

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