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Paintings by Max Beckmann from the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich


Thu, 03/29/2007 - 20:00 -- wds
Paintings by Max Beckmann from the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
March 30, 2007—April 13, 2008 Busch-Reisinger Museum

Max Beckmann, Dance in Baden-Baden, 1923. Oil on canvas, 108 x 66 cm. Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Collection Modern Art at the Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, TL40320.3. Photo courtesy of the Pinakothek der Moderne.

This installation features three major paintings by Max Beckmann (1884–1950) on loan from a preeminent collection of modern art in Europe: Dance in Baden-Baden (1923), Landscape with Tempest (1932), and Woman with Mandolin in Yellow and Red (1950). Spanning nearly three decades of this important German artist’s career and providing a thought-provoking complement to other Beckmann works on view in the Busch-Reisinger’s galleries, these paintings allow visitors to examine aspects of Beckmann’s oeuvre not represented in the museum’s paintings collection, including his early social satires, his enigmatic and politically charged landscapes, and his later depictions of women. Organized by Laura Muir, assistant curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum.