Great American drawings


April 03, 1997|By John Dorsey

The Baltimore Museum of Art's print and drawing collection is best known for its French 19th century works. Its collection of American 19th century works is much smaller but includes some choice names. Next Wednesday, the museum will open "BMA Collects: Nineteenth-Century American Drawings and Watercolors," a selection from the BMA's holdings. It will feature such works as Thomas Eakins' portrait of his father-in-law (about 1891), four watercolors by Winslow Homer dating from the 1880s and 1890s and two pastel drawings from the 1890s by Mary Cassatt, as well as works by Benjamin West, John Singer Sargent and Nicolino Calyo. In all, there will be about 50 works in the show.

At the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive near Charles and 31st streets. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The show runs April 9 to June 8. For information call (410) 396-7100.

Pub Date: 4/03/97

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