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Drawings of architect Frank Gehry on view at art museum

Through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 Princeton University Art Museum

In celebration of the opening on campus this fall of the Peter B. Lewis Library, designed by Gehry Partners, the Princeton University Art Museum is presenting "Frank Gehry: On Line," an exhibition of 31 original drawings by the world-renowned architect and a selection of models for his buildings.

Organized by Esther da Costa Meyer, associate professor of art and archaeology at Princeton, the exhibition and an accompanying publication examine Gehry's architectural drawings representing a wide array of projects drawn from the last two decades. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 4.

"I can think of no better way to mark the completion of the Peter B. Lewis Library than with an exhibition devoted to Gehry's sketches," said da Costa Meyer. "Gehry's drawings reflect the architect's knowledge of the visual arts and their enormous impact on his work. Artists such as Alvar Aalto, Francesco Borromini, John Constable, Giorgio Morandi and Johannes Vermeer are not simply recurring references in Gehry's talks and writings, but closely observed artists … he has studied in depth."

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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