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Gallery Talk: Postwar Realities and Materiality in the Works of Willi Baumeister and Louise Rösler

Louise Rösler, Street, 1951. Collage of cut printed paper, metal foil, cellophane, wax paper, opaque watercolor, and oil paint on wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Renke B. Thye, 2017.125.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Ilka Voermann, the former Renke B. and Pamela M. Thye Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, will give today’s gallery talk. Voermann, a contributor to the Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55 exhibition catalogue, is now a curator at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

Gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on aspects of the installation process, exploring both intellectual and more practical considerations. Museums staff will, for example, tease out arguments at play in the galleries, discuss conservation treatments, look closely at specific collections, or draw connections between works of art throughout the museums.