Bauernkrieg / Peasant War

January 27, 2017 - October 7, 2017

On view through October 7, 2017

From 1903 to 1908, Käthe Kollwitz worked on the plates for Bauernkrieg / Peasant War, a series of etchings that represents the brutal treatment of peasants in sixteenth-century Germany, their rise to revolution and battle, and their subsequent humiliation and death. Although based on historic events, the series anticipates tragedies that unfolded across Europe during the first half of the twentieth century. The works in the series are: 1. Die Pflüger / The Plowing; 2. Vergewaltigt / Raped; 3. Beim Dengeln / Sharpening the Scythe; 4. Bewaffnung in einem Gewölbe / Armng in a Vault; 5. Lorsbruch / Outbreak; 6. Schlachtfeld / After the Battle; and 7. Die Gefangenen / The Prisoners. The prints were acquired by the museum through a series of gifts and purchases. 

Exhibition curated by German major Courtney Rogers '17. Materials for this exhibition are availalble in English and German.


Free Public Lectures: Thursday, April 13, 7-8 pm, in the gallery

Courtney Rogers ’17, Student Curator: “Käthe Kollwitz’s Bauernkrieg / Peasant War”

Jane Kallir, Co-Director, Galerie St. Etienne: “Käthe Kollwitz as Printmaker”


A British Sentiment

Landscape Drawings and Watercolors 1750-1950 from the collection of John Harbold

March 3, 2017 - April 15, 2017

March 3–April 15, 2017 

This exhibition considers the nature of landscsape drawings and watercolors by British artists from the middle of the eighteenth through the middle of the twentieth centuries, with particular emphasis on the picturesque. It features more than sixty works in graphite, charcoal, ink, and watercolor on paper by a wide range of artists associated with the British watercolor socieites. The exhibition considers the themes of national identity, the Grand Tour and domestic tourism, and the picturesque. The exhibition is curated by senior art history majors Olivia Falcey, Caroline Fallon, Christopher Guy, Xiaoqi Huang, Taylor Hunkins, Joelle Paull, Claire Paulsen, Lexi Tobash, Sophie Weinstein, and Jackson Zyontz.