From unpretentious jottings and abbreviated notations, to independent works in their own right, drawings provide a great deal of information about a particular artist’s creative process. Also described as works on paper, drawings compose a significant part of the Albright-Knox’s collection.
Two consecutive exhibitions in the Clifton Hall Link titled Following a Line: Drawings from the Permanent Collection celebrated the museum's special collection of drawings, which is often kept out of view due to sensitivity to light and environmental conditions. Part One included works ranging from a stellar ink drawing, Landscape of the Megaliths, 1937, by the English surrealist Paul Nash, to a 1969 ink-and-watercolor drawing for an earth project by Robert Morris. The diversity of the museum’s collection of drawings was reflected in this exhibition.