The University of Saint Joseph’s Art Gallery Presents Käthe Kollwitz – Graphics
Opening on January 11, 2013, the Art Gallery at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) will present Käthe Kollwitz – Graphics, an exhibition featuring etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts by this important German 20th century artist. The Art Gallery, located in The Bruyette Athenaeum on USJ’s West Hartford campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue, is open Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; closed Monday. Admission is free of charge.
As noted by one of Kollwitz’s longtime dealers, while “her humanitarian sympathies placed her in the political vanguard, her style remained conservative, dependent on its resolute realism to reach a mass audience … Her artistic legacy has survived … not only because of its universal humanitarian passion, but because of its brilliancy and originality of execution.” This exhibition of 20 prints, which has been funded by John Piskor to honor of his late sister, Irene Teresa Piskor-Lewis ’56, features 17 works of art on loan from the extensive Kollwitz collection at the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut (Storrs).