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charcoal drawing of two people embracing
Käthe Kollwitz: Making Human
March 3, 2012 - July 1, 2012

This exhibition sheds light on the reasons that made Käthe Kollwitz a controversial artist during her lifetime. Kollwitz’s figures, often drawn from her immediate surroundings of the city streets of Berlin, are shown in contorted and exaggerated postures, emphasizing a fragile, suffering version of the individual that borders on the grotesque. This exhibit considers Kollwitz and a number of other artists in that context, from her German contemporaries, George Grosz and Otto Dix, to later twentieth-century artists like Eduardo Kac, Tom Arndt, and Andy Warhol.