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For Your Eyes Only—Looking Closely at Works of Art on Paper

May 27–September 10, 2000

Close study of drawing materials—pastels, crayons, chalks, pencils, pens, inks and watercolors—lends insight to the creative approaches of artists and helps viewers understand works of art within the context of their period. This exhibition of some twenty drawings, watercolors, and pastels from the museum’s collections illustrates the brilliant use of materials by master artists, including William Blake, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, and Vincent van Gogh. It coincides with the 28th Annual Conference of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

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Nancy Ash and Faith Zieske, Conservators of Works of Art on Paper; Innis Shoemaker, Audrey and William H. Helfand Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs

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