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Käthe Kollwitz: German Artist, Rebel, and Spirit
Start Date: 10/23/2018Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 10/23/2018End Time: 8:00 PM

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Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) was a painter, printmaker and sculptor, and is one of Germany’s most revered artists. Kollwitz’s work illustrates the poverty, war and social injustices of the time. Regarded as a “rebel” because of her work and political beliefs, she was threatened by the Gestapo in 1936. Kollwitz was a passionate artist and remains a controversial political figure. Her work is an enduring testament to her sense of duty as an artist.

In this lecture, author Julie Maloney will explore Käthe Kollwitz’s work, which inspired her 2018 novel "A Matter of Chance." As a writer, Maloney states that her responsibility lies similarly with Kollwitz’s philosophy: “Be what you have chosen to be with all your heart.” Maloney will also discuss her journey to Germany, and her conversations with the curator of the Heidelberg University Museum.

About the author:

Julie Maloney is a former dancer/choreographer and artistic director of her own modern dance company. She is a poet whose work has been published in various literary journals. Her book of poems "Private Landscape" was published in 2007. As founder/director of Women Reading Aloud, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of women writers, she has been leading workshops and writing retreats in the U.S., Greece, and France since 2003. A "Matter of Chance" is her debut novel.

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages. Free event. All are welcome.

Contact Information:
Name: Jacqueline Rios
Phone: 215.895.6910
Email: jsr62@drexel.edu
Print by artist Käthe Kollwitz
Disque Hall, Room 109, 32 South 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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