This summer, the Dallas Museum of Art showcases a particularly vital aspect of its collections in an exhibition of thirty-three prints, drawings, and watercolors by important 20th-century German and Austrian artists. Among the featured works are prints and drawings by Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz, artists at the forefront of the expressionist and social realist movements in Germany. Two of the works on display are new acquisitions, given to the Museum in honor of Professor Alessandra Comini, who has recently retired from the art history faculty at Southern Methodist University. A generous loan of five drawings by the Viennese painter Gustav Klimt, all preparatory studies for his famous portraits of Adele Bloch-Bauer, is the centerpiece of the installation.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.