This exhibition presents a selection of important paintings from one of Germany's great collections of twentieth-century art. Covering the period from 1907 to 1926, it demonstrates German artists' varied responses to their country's abrupt encounter with industrialization and urbanization.
Highlights include Max Pechstein's idyllic nude, Seated Female Nude (Moritzburg) (1910); Kirchner's angular cityscape, Potsdamer Platz (1914); and Grosz's brutal depiction of post-World War 1 society, Gloomy Day (1921). It has been organized by Dr. Roland März, curator at the Nationalgalerie Berlin. "Arcadia and Metropolis" is on view from March 12 through June 7, 2004.
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.