Georges Rouault: Miserere et Guerre
October 1 – December 22, 2011
From Oct. 1 to Dec. 22, 2011, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art will present Georges Rouault: Miserere et Guerre, in the Study Gallery and Print Study Center. Organized by Professor Ann Nicgorski, the exhibition features a range of prints from the series drawn from public collections throughout the region.
Georges Rouault (French, 1871–1958) was a Fauve and Expressionist painter and printmaker who often focused on Christian themes throughout his career. His Miserere et Guerre was a series of prints inspired by the violence of World War I and his compassion for the marginalized and underprivileged.
As a special feature Soo Yun Kang, professor of art history at Chicago State University, will deliver an illustrated lecture entitled Rouault’s Miserere: A Meditation on Suffering and Hope on Thursday, Oct. 27 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall. Kang holds a PhD degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has written extensively about Rouault. Admission to her lecture is complimentary.