Master Drawings New York 17th Edition
Established in 2006, Masters Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old master through contemporary drawings in the United States. A select number of exhibitions also feature master paintings, sculpture, and photography. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality artwork in galleries along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
The event coincides with the major Old Master auctions and scholarly events focused on drawings. It is a week dedicated to historic art, where collectors, scholars, museum curators and dealers travel to New York from around the world to view artwork and participate in the events around the city.
Master Drawings New York (MDNY) 2023 highlights, drawn from the outstanding array of drawings, paintings, watercolors, photographs, and sculptures from the 14th to the 21st centuries on view fromFriday, January 20 through Saturday, January 28, 2023. The annual week-long event presents an exciting showcase of pop-up exhibitions and special presentations mounted across the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in addition to an extraordinary line-up of partner events in-person and online.
Crispian Riley-Smith, Managing Director and CEO of MDNY, commented:
“Master Drawings New York is such a unique event. It’s wonderful to see devoted followers—from museum curators and collectors to interior designers—and new visitors embrace the medium of drawing in the late days of January each year. The branding of the event is Master Drawings, but we are proud to have developed over the years, and to include Master Paintings, Sculptures and Photographs in this year’s iteration. We look forward to an expanded fair this year, with new dealers alongside longtime favorites. There is also an exceptional lineup of exciting programming with our institutional partners not to be missed!”
Now in its 17th year, works on view include drawings, paintings, watercolors, photographs and sculptures from 25 world-leading international art dealers. This year’s roster includes seven new galleries, Jean-Luc Baroni & Marty de Cambiaire (Paris), Patrick Bourne & Co. (London), Colnaghi Elliott Master Drawings (New York), Henrique Faria + Herlitzka & Co. (New York/Buenos Aires), The Fine Art Society (Edinburgh/London), David Nolan Gallery (New York), and Sprüth Magers (New York / London / Berlin / LA).
Master Drawings New York’s partner events address the latest scholarship in Old Masters, collecting trends, and other relevant art world topics. Highlights include:
– Curatorial Conversation: John Singer Sargent and Joaquín Sorolla: Artistic Responses to Spanish Contemporary Life and Culture presented in partnership with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library and National Arts Club.
– A Conversation on French Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France presented in partnership with the Clark Art Institute.
– Invention and Design: Medieval Drawings and Their Contexts presented in partnership with Sam Fogg.
– Several programs in conjunction with The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in Nineteenth-Century Danish Art
– Panel Discussion: New Narratives in Museum Collections presented in partnership with the West Harlem Art Fund and American Academy of Arts & Letters, among others.
Friday, January 20, 3 – 8 pm
General Opening Hours:
Saturday, January 21, 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday, January 22, 1 – 5 pm
Monday, January 23, 11 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, January 24, 11 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, January 25, 11 am – 6 pm
Thursday, January 26, 11 am – 6 pm
Friday, January 27, 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday, January 28, 11 am – 6 pm
View the SPECIAL ONLINE EXHIBITION PREVIEW of Promenades on Paper: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Master Drawings New York 2023
20 – 28 January 2023