July 8th marked the 150th birthday of Käthe Kollwitz, the beloved German artist who many know as the sculptor of Mother with Her Dead Son, which can be seen inside Neue Wache in Berlin (though not at the moment as the memorial is under renovation).
Galerie Parterre Berlin is hosting an exhibition of Kollwitz’s work – Käthe Kollwitz und Berlin – through September 24, 2017. The gallery is situated on Danziger Strasse, on the former site of the gasworks of Prenzlauer Berg and is a fascinating space in and of itself.
Prenzlauer Berg is a fitting location for this exhibit, as Kollwitz lived in the neighborhood from 1891 through 1943, on the street that is now known as Kollwitz Strasse. The park on the street also bears her name and features a large sculpture of the artist. Continue reading “Käthe Kollwitz and Berlin: Exhibit at Galerie Parterre Berlin”