News | Published: Mon 19 Oct 2009

New exhibition showcases fine drawings and prints from the Fitzwilliam’s collection

A new exhibition opening tomorrow at The Fitzwilliam Museum highlights drawings and prints that have recently enriched the Fitzwilliam’s world-class collections, offering an opportunity to see important works going on display for the first time.

Recent Acquisitions of Drawings and Prints(opens 20 October) brings together over thirty of these recent acquisitions, presenting a choice selection that spans six centuries. Including works by Degas, Guercino, Picasso, Goya and Gauguin, this exhibition brings together portrait drawings, Renaissance figurative studies, aquatints, and a rare working design for a sixteenth-century cape.

Also presenting drawings and prints by artists as diverse as Baselitz, Modigliani, Frank Auerbach and Howard Hodgkin,Recent Acquisitions illustrates the various ways that the Museum’s collections are enriched through individual acts of generosity and funding bodies, sustaining the Fitzwilliam’s core mission to build and develop the collections for future generations.

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