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Humor and Quiet Resistance: The Graphic Work of Wilhelm Hopfner and Stanley William Hayter & the Death of Hektor

Thursday, November 15 2018 - Thursday, February 14 2019 5 pm - 7 pm

UWM Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery

Join us for Humor and Quiet Resistance: The Graphic Work of Wilhelm Hopfner and Stanley William Hayter & the Death of Hektor!

November 15, 2018 – February 14, 2019
Opening Reception: November 15, 5-7pm
with gallery talk at 5:30pm
UWM Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery
Mitchell Hall 170, 3203 Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Humor and Quiet Resistance: The Graphic Work of Wilhlem Hopfner examines the tumultuous period of German history between 1918 and 1940 through the lens of one quiet, reserved artist’s prints.

Though called “the morning star of the etch­ing needle” by some German scholars, Hopfner is virtually unknown in the United States. An intriguing synthesis of Surrealism and New Objectivity, the prints on display capture the artist’s attempt to navigate the cultural, social, and political climateof the Weimar Period and early years of the Third Reich.

Art History 101 Class Views UWM Art Collection Icons

Students from Professor Derek Counts’ Art History 101 class recently visited the Emile H. Mathis Gallery. With the help of Gallery Curator Leigh Mahlik and Teaching Assistants Michael Lahti and Cameron Quade, the students were able to view icons from… Read More