Expressionism and Modern German Painting from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

November 19, 1989 – January 14, 1990

East Building Mezzanine

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: The 34 paintings on view represented modern German movements such as the Brücke, Blaue Reiter, Bauhaus, and Neue Sachlichkeit. This exhibition was the first devoted entirely to modern German paintings. Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza had added these works to his family's collection.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation in collaboration with the National Gallery and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Senior curator Andrew Robison selected the paintings. Peter Vergo of the University of Essex, England, contributed to the catalogue essays and notes.

Sponsor: An indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities supported the exhibition.

Image: Installation view of Expressionism and Modern German Painting from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

Attendance: 65,649

Catalog: Expressionism and Modern German Painting from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, by Peter Vergo. Milan: Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation, 1989.

Other Venues:
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, January 26–March 25, 1990
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, April 18–July 1, 1990