Woodcuts from the Fine Arts Collection

by Gerhard Marcks
Curated by Aaron Zauner (‘14) and Hans Becklin (‘14)
April 7-May 25, 2014
Preus Library

This show, curated by Aaron Zauner ‘14 and Hans Becklin ‘14, consists of fifteen of the finest prints in Luther College’s Fine Arts Collection. Due to their fragility and value they are seldom on public display. They are but a small part of a substantial collection of Marcks’ works given to Luther by one of his students, the late German-American sculptor Marguerite Wildenhain. Her generosity combined with that of other donors has given Luther the largest collection of Marcks’ works in North America. Luther’s collection of his sculptures is on permanent display in Luther’s Preus Library, as well as a large-scale sculpture Oedipus and Antigone that is on display outside of the Center for Faith and Life. All of the works comprised in this show are a part of the Wildenhain collection. These works were acquired as a result of Marcks and Wildenhain’s close friendship.

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