Happy Monday everyone!  The gallery is Closed today.

Käthe Kollwitz, Storming the Gate Plate 5 from A Weavers’ Revolt

Käthe Kollwitz, Storming the Gate Plate 5 from A Weavers’ Revolt, 1893-1897, etching and sandpaper on paper 36.9 x 48.9 cm Promised gift of Dr. Brian McCrindle

Becoming Käthe Kollwitz

March 16 - July 28, 2019.

Located on the first floor in the Linda & Bob Krembil Pathway (Gallery 124), the Walter Trier Gallery (Gallery 139), the Nicholas Fodor Gallery (Gallery 140), Gallery 141.

This exhibition is included with general admission.

Visit for Free. Become a Member today!

Part I: April 7 - Sept 30, 2018

Part II: October 13, 2018 - March 3 , 2019

Part III: March 16 - July 28, 2019

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

Today, Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945), is recognized as a strong, empathetic voice at the intersection between art and activism. At a time when opportunities for women were extremely limited she fought for women’s rights and better living conditions for the poor, and became the first woman elected to the Berlin Academy of Art. Over a five decade career she developed powerful and emotional imagery based on her own experiences and her interactions with working-class women in Berlin.  The exhibition offers a rare glimpse into her early prints and drawings, leading up to A Weavers’ Revolt, her first major print series.

This exhibition is the final of three installations of Kollwitz’s work and celebrates Dr. Brian McCrindle’s extraordinary donation to the AGO of 170 prints, drawings and sculptures by Kollwitz in 2015. This is one of the largest collections of the artist’s work outside Germany.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario


ARTWORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION

Käthe Kollwitz, Self-portrait at the table

Käthe Kollwitz, Self-portrait at the table, 1893, etching, drypoint and aquatint on paper 18 x 13 cm Gift of Dr. Brian McCrindle, 2015 (2015/57)

Kollwitz, Self-portrait at the table
Käthe Kollwitz, Portrait of a Man

Käthe Kollwitz, Portrait of a Man, 1921-1923, Conté crayon on paper 54 x 74.8 cm Promised gift of Dr. Brian McCrindle

Kollwitz, Portrait of a Man
Käthe Kollwitz, Soldiers’ Wives Waving Goodbye

Käthe Kollwitz, Soldiers’ Wives Waving Goodbye, 1935/36, bronze 32.0 x 27.5 x 15.5 cm Loan from Dr. Brian McCrindle

Kollwitz, Soldiers’ Wives Waving Goodbye
Be the first to find out about AGO exhibitions and events, get the behind-the-scenes scoop and book tickets before it’s too late.
You can unsubscribe at any time.