ART TALK: Käthe Kollwitz: Art of Social Purpose with Janet C. Mandel

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Join us for a Virtual Presentation by award-winning teacher and art lecturer Janet Cohen Mandel, as she explores the life and creative work of Käthe Kollwitz, one of the most notable German artists of the 20th Century and a master of graphic technique.

Kollwitz lived through the trauma of two world wars and for her, art was a catharsis where she could express the plight of the oppressed, the cause of peace and social justice, and the joys and sorrows of motherhood. Her powerfully poignant images won Kollwitz a position of international honor and respect, but Hitler and the Nazis forbid her to teach, labeled her art “degenerate,” and prevented her from exhibiting. Her dedication to human dignity and her remarkable body of work outlasted the Nazi regime and triumphed over its brutality.

This talk will enhance your experience of the Museum of Modern Art’s retrospective Kollwitz exhibition running through July 20, 2024.

Image: Käthe Kollwitz, The Survivors, 1923, charcoal on paper.