On Paper: Gifts from Paula and Leonard Granoff
For 40 years Paula and Leonard Granoff have supported the RISD Museum through gifts ranging from 18th-century Japanese woodblock prints to contemporary fashion and art. This exhibition celebrates a collection of 26 contemporary works on paper built through their gifts, including an endowment the Granoffs created in 1987 to fund the purchase of contemporary drawings. These works highlight the wide range of approaches to drawing primarily during the past 20 years. More than half are on public display for the first time.
Paula and Leonard Granoff, through the Paula and Leonard Granoff Fund and direct charitable giving, have facilitated the acquisition of more than 200 works, including those featured in this exhibition. RISD Museum is supported by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and with the generous partnership of the Rhode Island School of Design, its Board of Trustees, and Museum Governors.