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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938

March 2 – June 1, 2003
East Building, Mezzanine and Upper Level Northeast

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Dance Hall Bellevue, 1909/1910, oil on canvas, Ruth and Jacob Kainen Collection, Gift in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art © Ingeborg and Dr. Wolfgang Henze-Ketterer, Wichtrach/Bern, 1989.60.1

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

Overview: 141 paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, and sculptures by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner were on display in this first major exhibition of Kirchner's work in the United States in more than 30 years. Photographs made from Kirchner's original glass-plate negatives also were included. The works represented the entire span of the artist's career with a focus on art he created from 1908 to 1920 in Dresden and Berlin, Germany, and in Davos, Switzerland. A different version of the exhibition was shown in London.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Andrew Robison, Mellon Senior Curator at the National Gallery of Art, was curator of the Washington installation. For the London installation the curators were Jill Lloyd, independent curator; Magdalena Moeller, director of the Brücke-Museum, Berlin; and Norman Rosenthal, exhibition secretary of the Royal Academy.

Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation. Additional support was provided by Porsche Cars North America.

Attendance: 95,861

Catalog: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938, edited by Jill Lloyd et al. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2003.

Other Venues: Royal Academy of Arts, London, June 20–September 21, 2003

Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig
German, 1880 - 1938