‘Humor and Quiet Resistance’ and ‘Stanley William Hayter & the Death of Hektor’ Exhibition Openings

Thursday, November 15 2018 - Thursday, February 14 2019

UWM Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery
Mitchell Hall 170
3203 Downer Avenue

Please join us for an opening reception for Humor and Quiet Resistance: The Graphic Work of Wilhelm Höpfner curated by Art History MA student Kelsey Soya and Stanley William Hayter & The Death of Hektor curated by Mathis Art Gallery staff. A gallery talk by Kelsey Soya will begin at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public.

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 climate
of the Weimar Period and early years of the Third
Reich.