European Drawings from the Collection on View at the Portland Museum of Art


PORTLAND, ME.- The Portland Museum of Art features an exhibition devoted to European drawings comprised of 30 works from the Museum’s permanent collection and on loan from private collectors. European Drawings at the Portland Museum of Art, on view March 26 through May 22, 2011, highlights masterworks by the finest draughtsmen of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. This is a unique opportunity to see works of art that are rarely exhibited because of the fragile nature of paper. The exhibition is part of Where to Draw the Line: The Maine Drawing Project, a statewide collaboration of 20 arts organizations that will present exhibitions dedicated to the medium of drawing throughout 2011. From portraits and figure studies to landscapes and architectural studies, the exhibition showcases a spectrum of styles, ranging from an 18th-century caricature to elegant architectural designs, and