Käthe Kollwitz: Activism in Art

The William Benton Museum of Art

Feb. 3, 2024 - Apr. 10, 2021

245 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, 06269


This exhibition draws on the Benton’s collection of more than 100 prints and drawings by German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) to explore the relationship between her art and activism. Kollwitz is known for her humanitarianism, determination to communicate to a wide audience, and commitment to socialist ideals, though she never joined a political party. She was also a gifted printmaker who used her art to give voice to the common person, the suffering, and the poor.

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