Private Tour of Two Exhibitions at the British Museum

Fri 20 September 2019 : 9:00am – 10:00am

Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle and Network members a private tour of Portrait of an artist: Käthe Kollwitz and Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now at the British Museum.

The tour will take place on Friday 20 September from 9am to 10am (prior to the Museum’s normal opening hours) and will be led by curators Isabel Seligman (Bridget Riley Art Foundation Curator) and Jennifer Ramkalawon (Curator of Western Modern and Contemporary Graphic Art).

Places are strictly limited. To book your place please email Silvia Denaro ([email protected]) by 10 September.

About Portrait of an artist: Käthe Kollwitz

The exhibition celebrates the humanity and enduring impact of one of the most influential 20th-century printmakers – Käthe Kollwitz. Featuring nearly 40 works from the Museum’s collection, this show explores the work of the socially minded German artist through self-portraits and images of the poor and dispossessed.

About Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now

Celebrating drawing in its own right, rather than its historic role as preparatory to painting, this display explores how contemporary artists as diverse as Tacita Dean, Richard Deacon, Imran Qureshi and Anish Kapoor have used drawing to examine themes including identity, place and memory. Collaboratively conceived by curators from across the UK, this exhibition follows on from the British Museum's touring exhibition Lines of thought.

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Richard Deacon, Some interference 14.01.06. 2006. Ink and graphite on paper Courtesy of the British Museum

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Käthe Kollwitz, Selbstbildnis (Self-portrait) 1924. Lithograph Courtesy of the British Museum