Current Exhibitions

October 9, 2014-April 20, 2015

This special exhibition is devoted to portraiture created by the masterful Austrian artist Egon Schiele. This is the first exhibition at an American museum to focus exclusively on portraiture in Schiele's work. Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is considered one of the twentieth century's most important artists. 

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October 9, 2014-March 9, 2015

One hundred years ago, Europe erupted into a cataclysmic war that brought down four empires (Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, and Russian), wreaked unprecedented destruction, and altered modern society forever. Known as the Great War, and later as World War I, the trigger event was the assassination of heir apparent Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo by 19-year-old Serbian Gavrilo Princip on 28 June 1914.

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October 9, 2014-March 16, 2015

The genre of portraiture underwent dramatic changes at the turn of the twentieth century. With the invention of photography, artists shifted from purely representational likenesses in favor of portraits that captured the personality and essence of the sitter. This exhibition focuses on the portraiture of Gustav Klimt and his peers. 

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Click here to view 
images of the Egon Schiele installation.

To watch curator Alessandra Comini's lecture "Redefining Portraiture in the Age of Angst" click here.