Lowell Lecture

Curated Conversations: The German Woodcut and Christiane Baumgartner

Date & Time

Dec. 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

Explore two approaches to the modern woodcut in the companion exhibitions “The German Woodcut: Christiane Baumgartner” and “The German Woodcut: 70s into 80s.” Lia and William Poorvu Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings Patrick Murphy contrasts Baumgartner’s carefully controlled, photographically-based woodcuts such as Transall (2002)—a fourteen-foot-long depiction of military cargo planes on a tarmac—with the coarsely executed woodcuts of the 70s and 80s by Neo-Expressionist artists such as Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz.