Mystic Museum of Art Presents: Drawn From a Private Collection: Works on Paper 1880-2009

Mystic, CT – Mystic Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to launch their new museum designation in conjunction with the opening of its newest exhibition, an unprecedented show of drawing by notable American artists.

Drawn from a Private Collection: Works on Paper from 1880-2009 will open January 15th in conjunction with the unveiling of MMA’s refurbished Liebig Gallery. Generously loaned by a private collector, this exhibition features drawings by renowned American artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Kara Walker, and Fred Wilson among others. Ranging in date from 1880 – 2009, the works present an array of subjects and styles in the development of the drawing medium in American art. This will be the first time that MMA will exhibit works by most of the artists included. Curated by Executive Director George G. King, this exhibition marks an important step in the organization’s efforts to renew and underscore its contribution to American art. Timed to coincide with the launching of its new name, the project reaffirms MMA’s commitment to the greater creative community. By organizing exhibitions of this stature, the organization will continue to demonstrate its intention to amplify its cultural leadership role not only in Southeastern Connecticut, but to a greater regional and national audience.

Drawn from a Private Collection opens Friday, January 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and will be on view through April 9, 2016. The exhibition has been made possible by Bob and Cindy Martin, the Pamela J. Nelson Fund, and an anonymous donor.  Interviews are available with MMA’s Executive Director, George King.

In addition, MMA’s annual themed show continues this year, with the theme “Black & White,” Juried by Leigh Tarentino, Assistant Professor of Visual Art at Brown University. The show will feature all media artwork from regional artists (excluding photography), and open in conjunction with Drawn from a Private Collection, on Friday, January 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and will be on view through February 27th.