July 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24
35 Wooster Street, The Bookstore
Every weekend between July 12 and August 24, The Drawing Center will open the Scriptorium, an intimate space for the perusal of various out-of-print Drawing Center publications, including 3 x Abstraction (2005), Ocean Flowers (2004), and Alternative Art, New York, 1965-1985 (2002). Created in the spirit of the medieval scriptorium—the room in monasteries devoted to the transcription of manuscripts—this new initiative invites viewers to research, react, and draw inspiration from the institution’s rich publication history. Visitors are also encouraged to create their own "transcriptions" of Drawing Center texts, which will be scanned for archival purposes and displayed in the Scriptorium itself.