Elizabeth Berkowitz

Feb 12, 2020

Panel Discussion
Expressionisms: Germany and the United States
Camp Concert Hall
Modlin Center for the Arts
Richmond, VA

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Expressionisms: Germany and the United States
Camp Concert Hall
Modlin Center for the Arts
Richmond, VA

February 12, 2020 6:00-8:00pm Camp Concert Hall Modlin Center for the Arts 453 Westhampton Way Richmond, VA 23173 Information: 804-289-8276 Panel Discussion Expressionisms: Germany and the United States Among the diverse descriptive labels attached to the art of Fritz Ascher, perhaps none is more evocative and distinct than "expressionist." In the context of visual art, that term has, over the past century and a half, connoted the articulation of strong emotion--through color, brush work, and the aggressive representation of figures and the elements of nature. This discussion will consider ways in which these features, particularly in painting, can explore and have explored embodying emotion and provoking it in the viewer. Also discussed will be the relationships of political identity, the workings of [...]

Feb 6, 2020

FRITZ ASCHER SOCIETY Newsletter #30, February 2020

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Dear Friends, “Fritz Ascher, Expressionist” is now on view at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art in Richmond, Virginia, until May 24 (link). You can listen to my opening lecture here. “Fritz Ascher, Expressionist” at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art in Richmond, Virginia In every venue, different hanging bring out new aspects of single artworks, and unexpected connections between artworks provide new insights. The Harnett Museum of Art is no exception. For the first time, “The Tortured” (“Der Gequälte”) takes up center stage. It is a monumental painting measuring 59 x 79.4 inches. Fritz Ascher created it in the 1920s, as social and racial tensions in [...]

Feb 12, 2019

FRITZ ASCHER SOCIETY Newsletter #25, February 2019

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Dear Friends, What was it like to be a Jew in Nazi Germany? Come join the discussion tomorrow, February 12, at 6:30 pm, when I speak with Marion Kaplan, Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History, NYU, about those who went underground, including Fritz Ascher, and endured the terrors of nightly bombings, hunger and cold, and the even greater fear of being discovered by the Nazis. At King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South. This program accompanies the exhibition “Fritz Ascher, Expressionist” at the Grey Art Gallery of New York University here in New York - please check out the other stimulating programs here. And do not forget to see the exhibition, which is on view [...]