MoMA Drawing & Prints

Museum of Modern Art NYC | Drawing & Prints Department

One of the most amazing modern art museums to visit in the world, NYC MoMA features a wide range of artworks. From drawings to films, you will find a collection of all sorts of modern and contemporary art here. Read on to know more about the MoMA Drawing and Prints collection at the museum.

MoMA Departments

MoMA museum has been segregated into six major MoMA art departments that display their specific artworks. These departments are architecture and design, drawing and prints, photography, film, painting and sculpture, & media and performance.

These departments are responsible for collecting and displaying the artworks related to their theme. Moreover, they also need to take steps to preserve the artworks in their collection. This can include buying equipment for preservation or presentation, holding exhibitions, collecting old works, and more.

MoMA Drawing & Prints Department

Entry description When NYC MoMA was founded in 1929, the first works to enter the collection were drawings and the prints. Over the years, these two media forms have been displayed together and separately. Since 2013, they have been displayed together within the umbrella of MoMA Drawing and Prints Department.

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MoMA Drawings

MoMA Drawings collection consists of over 11,000 artworks on paper from the 20th century. It includes a range of drawings in charcoal, pencil, and ink. Apart from that, you will find gouaches, watercolors, collages, and other medium works as well.

MoMA  Drawing & Prints

MoMA Prints

MoMA Prints collection comprises over 60,000 works of modern and contemporary prints, books, and multiples. Visitors will find works using traditional techniques such as lithography, woodcutting, screenprinting, and more. There are a few newer works as well such as artists’ books, multiples, digital process, and so on.

Moma Drawing & Prints Collection

MoMA  Drawing & Prints
  • Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec, Dear Data: Week 26 (Workspace / A Week of Workspace), 2015
  • Dong Gong Alila Yangshuo Hotel, Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi, China, 2013 to 2017
  • Marjetica Potrč, Struggle for Spatial Justice, 2005–2007
  • John Baldessari, Untitled, 1989
  • Paul Rudolph, Lower Manhattan Expressway Project, New York, New York (Perspective to the East), 1972
MoMA  Drawing & Prints
  • Vivian Browne, Little Men #99, 1967
  • Hannah Höch, With Seaweed, 1950
  • Bertha Trabich, Flower Arrangement, c. 1937–41
  • Charles Demuth, Acrobats, 1919
  • Otto Dix, Self-Portrait (Selbstporträt), 1922

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Drawings and Prints Study Center

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Drawings and Prints Study Center allows researchers access to MoMA Museum’s collection of art on paper. This includes prints, drawings, illustrated books, multiples, and more. Researchers can also access the curatorial works for consultation purposes. This study center is accessible via an appointment. This MoMA study center is open only on Wednesdays from 2 PM to 4:30 PM.

All Your Questions About MoMA Drawing and Prints Department Answered

Q. When did the MoMA Drawing and Prints Department start?

A. MoMA Drawing and Prints Department began in 2013 and contains both drawing and print works.

Q. How big is the MoMA Drawing and Prints collection?

A. MoMa Drawing and Prints collection features over 11,000 drawing items and 60,000 prints and illustrated books.

Q. What are the different kinds of works that are a part of the MoMA Drawing and Prints collection?

A. As part of the MoMA Drawing and Prints collection, you will find pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolors, collages, etc. There are many prints and illustrated books featuring traditional etching, screenprinting, woodcut, and lithography techniques. A few newer multiples, books, and digital processes are also a part of the collection.

Q. Name some of the artists whose works are a part of the MoMA Drawing and Prints collection.

A. There are many artists whose works can be found in the MoMA Drawing and Prints collection. This includes Louise Bourgeois, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Demuth, Otto Dix, Ben Shahn, Bertha Tabrich, and more.