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Reframing German Expressionism: Jay A. Clarke, Starr Figura, and Freyda Spira in Conversation

Sunday, February 18th, 2024

2:00PM ET

In 2024, three major US exhibitions will reexamine and reframe the work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Käthe Kollwitz, Paula Modersohn-Becker, and Edvard Munch. Munch and Kirchner: Anxiety and Expression (Yale University Art Gallery, Feb 16  -  June 23) considers the work of Munch and Kirchner from the perspective of mental health. Käthe Kollwitz (Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 31 - July 20) spotlights Kollwitz’s role as an agent of social change and female empowerment. Paula Modersohn-Becker: I am Me (Neue Galerie New York, June 6 - Sept 9, and Art Institute of Chicago, Oct 12 - Jan 12, 2025) addresses Modersohn-Becker's innovative style and unconventional view of women.

Join the curators for a round-table discussion about these projects and how four path breaking artists used prints and drawings to ask new questions and address different audiences.

Offered in conjunction with Munch and Kirchner: Anxiety and Expression, Yale University Art Gallery, Feb 16  -  June 23 2024.

Jay A. Clarke, Rothman Family Curator, Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago

Starr Figura, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Freyda Spira, Robert L. Solley Curator of Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery

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