Grasp Drawings From the Age of Rembrandt

Drawn to Life: Grasp Drawings from the Age of Rembrandt within the Peck Assortment on the Ackland Artwork Museum brings collectively over 70 Dutch drawings from the Seventeenth century, amongst them a number of by Rembrandt. Many of those works are beforehand unpublished and barely exhibited. Since drawings are delicate to mild and might solely be sparingly displayed, this exhibition is a uncommon event to not be missed. Following its run on the Ackland in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, from September 23 to December 31, 2022, Drawn to Life will journey to the Rembrandt Home Museum in Amsterdam.

The primary main exhibition of the Peck Assortment since its donation to the Ackland — the artwork museum on the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — by the late Drs. Sheldon and Leena Peck, Drawn to Life brings collectively landscapes, portraits, preparatory research, and biblical and historic scenes, forming a dynamic group of drawings made by a few of the most excellent artists of the interval. Drawings by well-known and lesser-known artists seem facet by facet, demonstrating the discerning eye developed by the Pecks over 4 a long time. The Pecks’ transformative present of over 130 Dutch and Flemish drawings established the Ackland as considered one of a handful of public college artwork museums in the US the place students and college students can research northern European drawings in depth.

Pieter van Laer (attributed to), “Figures Dancing Round a Hearth” (c. 1625-30), pen and brown ink and grey wash on blue paper, 9 1/8 x 11 1/4 inches (The Peck Assortment, 2020.3)

Organized round 5 thematic groupings, Drawn to Life celebrates the creativity and talent of Dutch artists who explored the great thing about the pure world and the multifaceted facets of humanity. A listing by one of many exhibition’s co-curators, Robert Fucci, PhD, showcases the breadth of the Peck Assortment. An internet site dedicated to the Peck Assortment,, will launch with the present.

Free and low-cost public packages associated to Drawn to Life embrace a curator’s tour; drawing courses for all ages; take-home artwork kits for households; a live performance of Dutch keyboard and viol music; a lecture by a specialist in Seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish Artwork, Wayne Franits; an Acktoberfest occasion with beer and cheese pairings and still-life drawing stations; and an artwork and literature dialogue of Nina Segal’s novel The Anatomy Lesson. Admission to the Ackland is all the time free.

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Drawn to Life is curated by Dana Cowen, PhD, Sheldon Peck Curator for European and American Artwork earlier than 1950, and Robert Fucci, PhD.

Aelbert Cuyp, “5 Research of Recumbent Sheep” (element), black chalk, oiled black chalk, and grey wash on paper, sheet: 6 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches (The Peck Assortment, 2017.1.18)
Nicolaes Berchem, “Vacationers in an Italian Panorama” (1655), brush and brown and grey ink over black chalk on paper, 5 11/16 x 7 7/8 inches (The Peck Assortment, 2017.1.3)
Lambert Doomer, “Village scene with homes and a hog-backed bridge over a slender canal” (1645), pen and brown ink, brush in grey ink on paper, sheet: 8 7/8 x 16 3/8 inches (The Peck Assortment, 2017.1.20)

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