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This is the End My Friend: Visions of Post Apocalyptic Worlds is open in Crossman Gallery until November 17, 2012.  This is a free exhibit that showcases both historic and contemporary works illustrating The End that has been seen in the Mayan calendar to take place on December 21, 2012.

Crossman Gallery is fortunate to have in its permanent collection a number of works created in Post World War I Germany.  Internationally renowned collectors Marvin and Janet Fishman donated the items and the work demonstrates the depth of the devastation that took place in Germany following the end of the Great War.  This group of drawings and prints by George Grosz, Rudolf Schlichter and Wilhelm Höpfner depict macabre scenes reflecting the post war chaos and destruction of lives and property.

In work by more contemporary artists there is evidence of another round of anxiety brought on by fears of global conflicts and economic collapse.

The exhibit will include examples from the permanent collection and special loans from artists and collectors.  Proposed artists included John Balsley, Tom Berenz, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Jeffrey Bogartte, Steven Burnham, Sue Coe, Warrington Colescott, Jessie and Ronald Cooper, Reverend Howard Finster, George Grosz, Wilhelm Höpfner, Karl Jahnke, Maxim Kantor, Käthe Kollwitz, Norbert Kox and William Thompson, George McCormick, Susan Messer, Richard Notkin, Jean-Pierre Roy, Rudolf Schlichter, James Stephens and Keiichi Tanaami.

An additional small exhibit is on display in the gallery concurrent with this exhibit.  Art history student Samantha Landre, working under the direction of faculty Art Historian Deborah Wilk, are examining depictions of women in German works on paper from the collection.

Gallery Hours

Mon-Fri: 10am – 5pm
Mon-Thur: 6pm – 8pm
Sat: 1pm – 4pm

Posted by Serena Sretenovich, Theatre Management and Promotions Major, UW-Whitewater Class of 2012