Käthe Kollwitz

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

5 Fast Facts: Käthe Kollwitz

Posted: January 19, 2022
Category: Käthe Kollwitz
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945). NMWA’s collection holds 16 of Kollwitz’s works, including three sculptures and 13 prints.
Black ink drawing on yellow-beige ground of the head and shoulders of an adult woman. She frowns, looks to her left, and holds her right hand up to her right temple. Her hair is pulled back and she wears a dark garment.

Art Fix Friday: May 11, 2018

Posted: May 11, 2018
Category: Käthe Kollwitz
Zora Neale Hurston’s "Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo" was published nearly nine decades later; Transgender actress Daniela Vega discusses her role as a Chilean opera singer; Louise...
A black-and-white photograph of a light-skinned adult woman holding a newspaper with news about World War II. She wears a coat and her short, curly hair is caught in the wind.

The Art of Contradiction: Nazi Reception of Käthe Kollwitz

Posted: May 16, 2014
Category: Käthe Kollwitz
The Downtrodden (1900), an etching by German printmaker and sculptor Käthe Kollwitz, is back on view in NMWA’s exhibition galleries.
Print depicting a woman cradling the head of dead or ailing child in her lap; a man standing to her left turns away, covering his face with a hand.While the overall composition is black, with touches of light defining the features of the couple, a bright light illuminates the child's visage.