McMaster Museum of Art presents “Living Building Thinking: Art and Expressionism”

Living Building Thinking: Art and Expressionism explores the development and trajectories of Expressionism in art from the early 19th century to present day. The term Expressionism is invariably identified with the period of art and social activism in Germany between 1905 and 1937, encompassing visual art, literature, philosophy, theatre, film and photography and architecture. The exhibition offers a rich and thought-provoking perspective on the relationship of the artist and society, and the ever-changing responses and visual expressions that circulate through shared hopes and aspirations for social awareness and change. Drawn from the extensive collection of the McMaster Museum of Art, the exhibition comprises almost 100 paintings, drawings, prints, books, camera work and video—from formative historical works of the 19th century, hallmarks of the

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