Drawing by Nancy Rubins was purchased to adorn the interior of the Normal Hackman Buidling adjacent to her massive assemblage Monochrome for Austin. Like two other works in the Landmarks collection, Circle with Towers and Wall Drawing #520 both by Sol LeWitt, the presentation of these two works contrast Rubins' varying themes, media and scale.
Nancy Princenthal, art critic and faculty member of the School of Visual Arts, contributed the artist essay, which provides greater detail about Rubins and her work.
Funding for Drawing was provided by the capital improvement project for the Norman Hackerman Building. This project was the result of a collaborative effort among many, but Landmarks would like to give special thanks to the following: Nancy Rubins, Michael Johnson, Dean Anes and Gagosian, Dean Linda Hicke and the College of Natural Sciences, the Office of Facilities Planning and Construction, Catherine Williams and Silver Lining Art Conservation, Vault Fine Art Services, Gilles Heno-Coe, and Pat Clubb.