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Museum Mondays
Weekly Terrarium posts about the Logan Museum of Anthropology & the Wright Museum of Art.

The work of the Beloit College Museums is covered in a weekly feature we like to call "Museum Mondays". Keep up with the collections by perusing the rich content found in the posts below.


Museum Mondays: explore the Wright Museum's collection of German Expressionists

February 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm

The Wright Museum of Art has a collection of artworks by well-known German Expressionist artists, including Käthe Kollwitz, George Grosz, and Max Beckmann. The Wright began collection German Expressionist art in the late 40s and has continued to grow its collection--it now holds nearly 40 Expressionist works. 

The Wright’s holdings in Expressionist art have most recently been augmented by a donation of selected works from the Marvin and Janet Fishman collection. These recent addition include works by Karl Hotlz, Hans Rilke, Bauer-Pezellen, and Käthe Loewenthal. This donation was secured through the generosity of the Fishman family of Milwaukee.  

WaisenkinderGerman Expressionism was a modernist movement that developed in Germany and Austria during the early parts of the 20th century. Among the recent acquisitions from the Fishman collection is the print Waisenkinder by Tina Bauer-Pezellen, dated 1930. In this print, pictured here, the artist show the devastating effects of war as two orphaned children stand silently amidst a forest of gravestones. Waisenkinder and its companions will significantly enhance the Wright’s collections.