Exhibition

Pushing paper contemporary drawing from 1970 to now

12 Sep 2019 – 12 Jan 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:30
Thursday
10:00 – 20:30
Friday
10:00 – 20:30
Saturday
10:00 – 17:30
Sunday
10:00 – 17:30

Free admission

British Museum

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Holborn (500m), Tottenham Court Road (300m), Russell Square (800m), Goodge Street (800m)

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Celebrating the power of contemporary drawing, this display explores how artists have used drawing to examine themes including identity, place and memory, pushing the boundaries of the medium further than ever before. Featuring work from well-known artists including Rachel Whiteread, Richard Deacon and Anish Kapoor as well as emerging artists such as Rachel Duckhouse and Adel Daoud, the selection was chosen from more than 1,500 contemporary drawings from the Museum’s collection.

Currently enjoying a resurgence in practice and teaching, this display is a timely celebration of drawing. As the first display dedicated solely to contemporary drawing, Pushing paper marks an important moment for the Museum and its contemporary collections.

The exhibition will then tour to the four UK partner venues: The Oriental Museum in Durham, the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea and the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley. 

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