Jim Dine’s Glyptotek Series of Extraordinary Drawings on View at the Morgan Library


NEW YORK, NY.- Jim Dine’s series of extraordinary drawings inspired by Greek and Roman sculpture and sourced primarily at the Glyptothek Museum in Munich, Germany receives its first New York showing in a new exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum. The forty works on paper, known as the Glyptotek Drawings (1987–88)*, are crucial to understanding Dine’s career, as they were instrumental in launching his ongoing engagement with the art of the ancient world. The drawings—a promised gift to the Morgan from the artist— are on view from May 20 through September 4. Dine first visited the Glyptothek in 1984 and was motivated by the works he encountered there to create a book of Heliogravure prints to house, in his words, “my Glyptothek.” Later, in his studio, he