From the press release
The Drawing Center is pleased to announce that it has received a multi-year grant from the Cy Twombly Foundation to support free admission through February 2023.
Free admission to The Drawing Center will begin on February 20, 2020, in conjunction with the opening of the exhibitions Guo Fengyi: To See from a Distance and Curtis Talwst Santiago:
Can’t I Alter.
The generous grant from the Cy Twombly Foundation builds upon a recent initiative to offer free admission to all visitors to The Drawing Center. When the program was tested for the exhibition The Pencil Is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists, The Drawing Center saw a 50% increase in visitorship and welcomed a significant number of first-time visitors.
“This gift of free admission by the Cy Twombly Foundation is transformative. It will expand
our audience and encourage visitors of all backgrounds to experience The Drawing Center’s
dynamic programming on multiple occasions,” said Laura Hoptman, Executive Director, The
Drawing Center. “The connection of The Drawing Center to Twombly—one of the twentieth
century’s greatest draftsmen, who did more to put drawing at the center of the discourse
than any other artist of his generation—is inspiring. We are deeply grateful to the Cy Twombly
Foundation for their generosity and for recognizing the significance of free admission to the
future of our organization.”
Nicola Del Roscio, the President of the Cy Twombly Foundation said of the gift: “Cy had a
direct connection from the mind and idea to the hand, which was expressed through his line
and drawing. I think he would have been very happy with this donation to The Drawing Center.”
For more information, please visit The Drawing Center's website.