The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Expressionism: Art of Emotion and Sensation in the 20th C.

May 15th – August 14th, 2005

This selection of early 20th-century works from the UA Museum of Art’s collection reveals Central European artists’ embracement of modernity as an individualistic and abstract form as part of the larger artistic movement of Expressionism. Artists in this period channeled their anxieties for the new modern, urban and industrial age into artworks using psychology as their subject matter, and the expressive powers of color, shape, and other elements embodied the depths of the tormented or pathological mind. Included in this exhibit are works by Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Wassily Kandinsky, Edward Munch, and Egon Schiele.