Gallery talk: "On Collecting Kollwitz," presented by Phillip Earenfight, Director, Trout Gallery and Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Gibson Curriculum Gallery
From 1903 to 1908, Käthe Kollwitz created plates for Bauernkrieg/Peasant War, a series of etchings that represents the brutal treatment of peasants in sixteenth-century Germany, their rise to revolution and battle and their subsequent humiliation and death. Although based on historic events, she used this series as a vehicle to criticize and protest the anticipated tragedies that unfolded across Europe during the first half of the twentieth-century. At this gallery talk, Phillip Earenfight will discuss how he and several students from Dickinson College collected the works featured in "Kathe Kollwitz: Bauernkrieg/Peasant War."
Phillip Earenfight received his PhD in art history from Rutgers University and is currently an associate professor at Dickinson College. He has edited, authored, and contributed to numerous publications for the Trout Gallery including the recent "Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to Matanzas Bay." Before his time at the Trout Gallery, he was the Founding Director for the Juniata College Museum of Art.
Free and open to the public. This exhibition, on loan to the Phillips Museum of Art from the permanent collection of Dickinson College's Trout Gallery, was curated by Dickinson College German major Courtney Rogers '17. The exhibition materials for this exhibition are available in both English and German.