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20 Mar 2024–9 June 2024

She was the most famous German woman artist of the twentieth century and nevertheless an exceptional phenomenon: Käthe Kollwitz. The Städel Museum is celebrating her diversity, explosive power, and modernity with a major exhibition.

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About the Exhibition

As an artist, Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) followed paths of her own: She devoted herself not to painting, but above all printmaking and drawing—a decision as bold as it was determined— and there found her way to an independent pictorial language distinguished by incisive immediacy. In the hope of influencing society with her art, she explored existential human questions from a new perspective, also addressing troublesome topics. Not least of all for that reason, the artist and her work were politically instrumentalized in Germany after 1945—a reception still impacting our collective conception of her to this day.

Awaiting our visitors this spring is an encounter with an artist whose oeuvre has lost nothing of its topicality to this day.

Philipp Demandt, Director, Städel Museum

  • Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945)
    Two Studies of a Labourer Woman, 1910

  • Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945)
    Parisian Cellar Tavern, 1904

  • Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945)
    Female nude seen from the back with green shawl, 1903

  • Exhibition Film

Tuesday Special

Take advantage of our Tuesday Special and visit the permanent exhibition and all special exhibitions for the single price of €9.

Every Tuesday from 3 to 6 pm.

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