The Great American Sketchbook: Drawings from the August L. and L. Tommie Freundlich Collection

March 27 to May 30, 2010

From caricatures to preparatory studies, drawings offer a unique inroad into the creative process. With their relative intimacy of scale, simple materials, and gestural marks, artists’ sketches convey a direct, unfettered connection between the skill of the hand and the mind of the creator. This small selection includes twenty-six works by American masters such as Everett Shinn, Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Burchfield, Joseph Stella, Peggy Bacon, and Karl Knaths.