German Expressionism in Leicester

Horse & Donkey (Zwei Blaue Esel), 1912, Gouache, Franz Marc
Horse & Donkey (Zwei Blaue Esel), 1912, Gouache, Franz Marc

This autumn, Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery welcomes A Journey out of Darkness, an exhibition of over 100 artworks, exploring the development of Leicester’s German Expressionist art collection.

On display from the 31st October until 28th March 2010, this exhibition celebrates the 65th anniversary of attempts to save the collection from destruction by the Nazis in 1944.  Outlawed in Hitler’s Germany, expressionism was considered revolutionary and pivotal in the evolution of modern art.  The works were brought to the UK for safe-keeping by artists and private collectors.

Showcasing some of the finest examples of German Expressionist art, with additional works which prefigured or were influenced by expressionism, the exhibition features works by Marc, Kandinsky, Münter, Heckel, Schmidt-Rottluff, Kirchner, Kollwitz, Dix, Feininger and Grosz.

Admission to the gallery is free of charge.

For further information telephone: 0116-225 4900 
or log onto www.leicester.gov.uk/museums

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