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Exhibition-Related in April 2016

Käthe Kollwitz Gallery Talk by Curator Henriette Kets de Vries

  • Friday, April 1, 2016
  • Museum of Art | Meet in the lobby
  • 12:15–12:45 PM
  • Curator and Manager of the Cunningham Center at SCMA, Henriette Kets de Vries draws upon Käthe Kollwitz's diaries to place her work within an historical context.

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Lecture "Finding the Krieg Cycle: Kathe Kollwitz, World War I, and the Creation of an Iconic Print Series" by Claire Whitner

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
  • Hillyer Hall, Graham Auditorium
  • 7 PM
  • Claire Whitner, Associate Curator, Davis Museum at Wellesley College

    Käthe Kollwitz’s groundbreaking print series, Krieg (War) was published nine years after her son was killed on a WWI battlefield in October 1914. Claire Whitner explores Kollwitz’s artistic development alongside her process of mourning—one that proceeded from very devastating, personal grief to an insightful meditation on war and its cost to society.

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CANCELLED: K–12 Teacher Workshop Series: Käthe Kollwitz - An Artist & Her Time

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
  • Museum of Art
  • 4:30–8:30 PM
  • Each session: $20 members, $30 non-members.

    A multi-part workshop, sign up for one or all (first workshop is February 12, 2016). In these evenings for educators, explore change over time in Germany through one individual’s point of view by analyzing her visual art and personal diaries. Inspired by the exhibition Mothers’ Arms: Käthe Kollwitz’s Women and War, on view January 29–May 29, 2016. These interdisciplinary workshops will model strategies that support students in building their visual and media literacy skills through inquiry, observation and dialogue. Due to the sophisticated content of the exhibition, this workshop is most appropriate for middle and high school teachers.

    Please register online at

    Email or call (413) 585-2773 with questions.

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