Exhibition

Seeking a Truth: German Art of the 1920s and 1930s

Exhibition Dates: September 23, 2017 - February 18, 2018

Lotte Stam-Beese
German, 1903-1988
Albert Braun with Mirror, 1928 
Gelatin silver print (printed 1984)
The Modernism Collection, gift of Norwest Bank Minnesota
98.276.12.3
Photo: Copyright of the artist, artist's estate, or assignees.

Lotte Stam-Beese
German, 1903-1988
Albert Braun with Mirror, 1928
Gelatin silver print (printed 1984)
The Modernism Collection, gift of Norwest Bank Minnesota
98.276.12.3
Photo: Copyright of the artist, artist's estate, or assignees.

This exhibition features works created during the 1920s and 1930s from the collections of Mia and Al and Ingrid Lenz Harrison. These artworks are contemporaneous to August Sander’s People of the Twentieth Century portraits, shown in “New Pictures: Omer Fast, Appendix.” Primarily showcasing images drawn from Mia’s photographic collection, the exhibition also includes prints, drawings, sculptures, and a painting created by artists in Germany during the Weimar Republic. Approximately 40 works of the Bauhaus, New Objectivity, and Dada movements address myriad shared societal concerns during this period and the artists’ search for truth in a time when the truth was being misshapen for political gain.