Curating Across the Disciplines: Drawing a Crowd

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Curating Across the Disciplines: Drawing a Crowd

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John A. and Helen P. Becker Gallery
Crowds both diminish and amplify the human experience – a visceral reminder that we are all both special and dispensable.

Works

"Memorial to Karl Liebknecht", 1919 by Kathe Kollwitz, German, 1867-1945, woodcut, Museum Purchase, James Phinney Baxter Fund, in memory of Professor Henry Johnson, 1952.11

About

Crowds both diminish and amplify the human experience – a visceral reminder that we are all both special and dispensable. Drawing a crowd requires a decision as to whether the rendering will follow a formulaic, repetitive structure, or whether it will articulate individual personalities. This exhibition, curated by Bowdoin College Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Anna Hepler, explores a variety of artistic strategies used to portray throngs of people.