German Expressionist Art: Selections from the Fischer Collection includes major works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Wassily Kandinsky, Max Pechstein, Conrad Felixmüller, and Otto Müller.

German Expressionism, one of the most powerful movements in all 20th-century art, evolved when a handful of artists in Dresden, Munich, and Berlin led a crusade away from the Impressionists’ obsession with visual effects on behalf of moral indignation and more humanistic concerns. The emphasis in the Fischer Collection is on the artists who belonged to Die Brücke, or the Bridge, one of the movement’s central groups.

The exhibition is supported by The Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Endowment for Exhibitions.

This selection of newly acquired works comes from the museum’s Ludwig and Rosy Fischer Collection, collected by the couple in Frankfurt, Germany, between 1905 and 1925, and acquired by the museum in 2009. It is one of the most exceptional privately assembled collections of German Expressionist art in the country.

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