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Drawing from the past

For centuries, museums of the world opened their doors to aspiring artists — by sketching what they saw, students learned through intimate observation of classic paintings and sculpture. This summer through mid-August, the Michael C. Carlos Museum offers the public a taste of that tradition every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, as artists and amateurs gather to “draw the masters.”

With sketchbooks and pencils in hand, would-be artists meet in the museum rotunda, where docents take turns guiding lessons around the galleries. The program is free and open to all; no experience is required. This fall, the program will continue in the Greek and Roman galleries on Friday evenings. For information, call 404-727-6118.

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