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German Expressionist Prints: Barbara Mackey Kaerwer’s Legacy

September 1 to October 29 | Leslie and Johanna Garfield Galleries

German Expressionist Prints: Barbara Mackey Kaerwer’s Legacy

Barbara Mackey Kaerwer, art historian, lecturer, collector, and great friend of the Chazen Museum of Art, was a loyal and generous alumna of UW–Madison. Works from her vast collection of German Expressionist prints, and Austrian fine and decorative art of the Vienna Secession and Wiener Werkstätte, were shown in four exhibitions between 1972 and 2003. She gave nearly four hundred pieces of fine and decorative art to the Chazen during her life and she contributed one thousand books, exhibition catalogues, and other printed materials to the University’s Kohler Art Library.

Prints by Egon Schiele, Emil Nolde, Franz Marc, and Kathe Kollwitz are among Mrs. Kaerwer’s many gifts to the Chazen and are featured in this exhibition.

Free Public Programs

Thursday, October 5, 2017: Lecture and Reception                  

  • 5:30 p.m., lecture by Barbara C. Buenger, emerita professor of art history

  • 6:30–8 p.m., reception: refreshments, live music, cash bar.

 

IMAGE ABOVE: Erich Heckel, (German, 1883–1970), Fränzi Reclining (Liegende Fränzi), 1910, color woodcut, Gift of Barbara Mackey Kaerwer, 2012.9.24.

PREVIEW IMAGE: Egon Schiele, (Austrian, 1890–1918), Portrait of Paris von Gütersloh (Porträt Paris von Gütersloh), 1918, Lithograph, bequest of Barbara Mackey Kaerwer, K.67.3.

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