Saturday, April 16, 2011


Peter Bissegger Merzbau

Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage

WHEN: Through June 26
WHERE: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton

German artist Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) is one of the most influential figures to have emerged from the international avant-garde in the years following the First World War.

In response to the turmoil and changes then affecting German society, Schwitters developed a unique artistic practice, one that merged art and life, utilizing found objects and everyday materials.

Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage is the first overview of this pioneering artist’s work in the United States since his retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in 1985. The exhibition will provide an unparalleled opportunity to view Schwitters’s experiments in depth, including a full-scale reconstruction of his ground-breaking Merzbau, which has never before been seen in this region. In addition to a full-scale reconstruction of the Merzbau, the exhibition includes roughly 80 collages, assemblages, reliefs and sculptures from 1918 to 1947.

Don't miss the exhibition that The New York Times heralded as "a gift of a show"!

Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage is organized by the Menil Collection, Houston.