Faculty News | Prof. Emerita Barbara Buenger Contributes to Max Beckman Exhibition Catalogue!

On November 25th, 2022 Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne opens a major new exhibition of Max Beckmann Departure (11/25/22–3/12/23) This large-scale monographic exhibition is initially dedicated to the theme of travel, which was of existential importance to Max Beckmann (1884–1950) in both a biographical and symbolic sense. His life was marked by tragic experiences of war and uprooting, transit and exile, but also by glamorous vacations, the urge for freedom and the longing to travel. Around 70 loans from important private and public Beckmann collections in Europe and the USA, such as the first triptych DEPARTURE from MoMA, show the enormous range of travel-oriented pictorial motifs and concepts and complement the largest European collection of Beckmann paintings from the Modern Art Collection. Through a donation from Max Beckmann’s family estate to the Max Beckmann Archive of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections) in 2015, numerous previously unknown materials and documents such as photo albums and films are presented for the first time, providing a new and up-to-date view of the artist. Professor Emerita Barbara Buenger has contributed a brief entry to the catalogue and will visit the exhibition in the winter.