With Child: Otto Dix / Carmen Winant

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Date & Time: Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, September 21, 2019 - December 15, 2019
Suggested Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: Free with Museum admission
Description: Centered on The Pregnant Woman (1931), WAMs provocative painting by German artist Otto Dix (1891  1969), With Child explores pregnancy and birth in works by Dix and by contemporary, multi-media artist Carmen Winant.

This exhibition is part of the Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19-year of German-American Friendship. This initiative is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institute, and supported by The Federation of German Industries (BDI). The exhibition is generously supported by Frank F. Herron and Sandra A. Urie, with additional support from Dr. Marshall Katzen and Ms. Bari Boyer, and Dr. and Mrs. Glenn A. Meltzer. Related exhibition programming is supported by the Amelia and Robert H. Haley Memorial Lecture Fund and the Bernard G. and Louise B. Palitz Fund.

Related Programs

Community Art Exhibit
September 15  December 15, 2019
Showcase of submitted drawings, paintings, prints, and photographs from the Central Massachusetts community about child-bearing experiencesboth from the perspective of the observer (male or female) and the actor in the drama, the pregnant woman.

With Child Tour and Conversation
Saturday, September 21, 11am and 1pm
Leander Dix, grandson of Otto Dix, and Carmen Winant, artist, lead a tour of the exhibition With Child: Otto Dix/ Carmen Winant and then discuss this thought-provoking exhibition with audience members. Tour participation is limited; first come first served.

Art History Class
An Otto Dix Triptych: Three Paintings of Pregnancy

September 25, October 23, and November 20, 1-2:30pm
Take a step into the unique world of Otto Dix, with a new focus each meeting. We'll consider the influence of Nietzsche's philosophy on the cosmic phase of his work; his realistic/New Objectivity phase; and, finally, the effect of World War II and the Cold War on his work.

Master Series Third Thursday

Thursday, October 17, 6pm
Speakers: Ute Tellini, former editor of the Woman's Art Journal and author of Images of Women During the Weimar Republic in Germany, and Michelle Vangen, Ph.D. Art History Professor, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY.
Art Talks: Images of Women during the Weimar Republic and Images of Maternity in Otto Dix
Free with Museum admission.
Master Series is sponsored by AbbVie

The Trouble with Pregnancy: A Forum on Art and Reproduction
Friday, October 18:
Morning 9-11:45am  Art and Historical Perspectives
Afternoon 1-4:15pm  Women's Health Perspectives
This day-long event will delve into women's social, political, and medical conditions, highlighting issues that are still relevant today. The forum is organized in partnership with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester County Poetry Association, and Worcester State University. Admission is free.

More Information: Website: https://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/with-child/
E-mail: information@worcesterart.org
Entered by: Worcester Art Museum

Created: August 27, 2019 at 3:14 PM

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