• Jean-Baptiste Hüet (French, 1745–1811), Le Soir, Pastoral Landscape with a Herdsman and his Dog, 1790. Pen, ink, and chalk on paper, 9 5/8 x 12 1/8 in. Crocker Art Museum, purchase with funds provided by Anne and Malcolm McHenry, Joan and Jason Leineke, and Irma C. Moore, 2016.52.
    Drawn to Beauty
    Fifteen years of Acquisitions for the Crocker Art Museum
    October 22, 2023 — April 28, 2024

Since the early years of the 21st century, the Crocker Art Museum has devoted unprecedented energy to acquiring a large variety of European drawings. Complementing and building upon the famed E. B. Crocker Collection, established in 1871, these gifts and purchases have brought new depth and breadth to the collection and to the history of European draftsmanship. From the rarest figural works to enchanting watercolor landscapes, this exhibition of four centuries of drawings is a treasure trove of surprises.


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