If you’ve been lucky enough to enjoy the Drawing Center, which first opened its doors in 1977 in SoHo, then you’ll be ecstatic to learn about their renovations. The Wooster Street location is getting a $9.6 million expansion and, as director Brett Littman recently announced, they will be reopening The Drawing Center in September.
Architect Claire Weisz, from the New York-based firm WXY Architecture & Urban Design, is leading the renovation. The updated facility will have more exhibition space and public space. As Littman explained in a press release,
“Artists today are redefining the outer reaches of what constitutes drawing — whether they are drawing in cyberspace or on buildings, doing animation, or making marks through the movements of dancers. This space serves that future.”
The new center, opening mid-September, will have offices on the upper floors, an education center, and a new gallery on the lower floor for public gatherings and for exhibitions. Get ready for the first scheduled show featuring the drawings of Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca.