‘Drawing Is a Way of Thinking’

Bernice Rose in 2007 working on the exhibit “Picasso, Braque and Early Film in Cubism” with the gallerist Arne Glimcher at Pace Gallery. Credit… Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times.

As a drawing curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Ms. Rose organized exhibitions that showed how drawings were far more than preliminary works executed mainly on paper.

“Bernice showed generations of curators and collectors that drawing is a discipline, a way of thinking and an activity or practice unlimited by convention or materials,” Rebecca Rabinow, director of the Menil Collection, said in an email. “Her redefinition of what a drawing is continues to shape intellectual thought around the world.”

(Carol Vogel, “Bernice Rose, Curator Who Elevated the Art of Drawing, Dies at 87,” New York Times, 4-17-23)

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I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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