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Käthe Kollwitz

May 3 – August 16, 1992
East Building, Mezzanine, Northeast

Käthe Kollwitz, Self-Portrait as a Young Woman, c. 1900, pastel on laid paper, Gift of Robert and Chris Petteys, 1995.56.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 102 drawings and prints and 5 sculptures were loaned from public and private collections. The exhibition was organized as part of the "Tribute to Germany," a Washington-area cultural festival coordinated by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In conjunction with Käthe Kollwitz, on weekends during May and June the Gallery presented lectures and a film series focusing on German expressionist films of the 1920s, and a documentary on the life of Kollwitz. This exhibition was on view concurrently with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, also a part of the "Tribute to Germany" festival.

Organization: Dr. Elizabeth Prelinger, assistant professor of fine arts, Georgetown University, was curator in consultation with Judith Brodie, assistant curator of prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Art.

Sponsor: The "Tribute to Germany" was supported by Robert Bosch GmbH, Daimler-Benz, The Deutsche Bank Group, Mannesmann AG, Miles Inc., Siemens, Thyssen AG, and the Federal Republic of Germany. Lufthansa German Airlines provided transportation. Additional support was provided by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 108,726

Catalog: Käthe Kollwitz, by Elizabeth Prelinger with essays by Alessandra Comini and Hildegard Bachert. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1992.

Kollwitz, Käthe
German, 1867 - 1945

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