“Modern Medieval: Materiality and Spirituality in German Expressionist Prints” opens at the Museum

Installation view of the exhibition Modern Medieval... at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Installation view of the exhibition “Modern Medieval…” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Modern Medieval: Materiality and Spirituality in German Expressionist Prints opened to the public on February 16 and will be on view through June 4, 2017. Highlighting the BCMA’s diverse permanent collection, the exhibition juxtaposes early twentieth-century German prints with late-medieval objects, presenting a unique perspective on western medieval culture’s influence on German Expressionism. German Expressionism diverged from the academic tradition of naturalism in its belief that art should express emotional responses to the world, while capturing one’s inner spirits. Avant-garde artists found inspiration in artwork that was not constrained by or esteemed in the academic tradition, particularly woodcuts created in the late-medieval and early-Renaissance period. Including works by Ernst Barlach, Albrecht

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