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Hans Grohs: Land’s Edge

January 09 through March 15, 2020

On view in Wilson and Hughes Galleries

Born in the coastal region of Dithmarschen, along the North Sea in Germany, Hans Grohs (German, 1892–1981) found inspiration in the land of his ancestors. The landscape mesmerized and energized him, and he immortalized the power and beauty found in nature with vivid and Impressionistic scenes.

This exhibition features works from throughout Grohs’ long career, depicting the province of Dithmarschen. Some are literal representations, while others are visionary interpretations of the sea shore. Each painting embodies a divine presence. A prolific artist, solder in both the World Wars, and professor, Grohs’ work aligns well with the graphic style of German Expressionism; yet, with his watercolor landscapes of the storm-torn coast, he created a body of work that also evokes German Romanticism.

Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

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Coffee with the Curators

Thursday, February 13
8:30–10 AM

Museum members are invited to join us for coffee and conversation with the curators of The Golden Hour, Pieces and Patterns, and Will Henry Stevens exhibitions.

Winters North and South Celebration

Thursday, February 13
Members-only from 4–5 PM
Public opening at 5 PM

Museum members are also invited to gather with us for a celebration of winters north and south. Participants will cozy up on the terrace, sip on specialty cocktails, and enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres. They will have an opportunity to engage with the new exhibitions in unique and exciting ways by hearing from artists and having their portraits captured, all while enjoying the sounds of live music.

Photography of the installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts © 1981 Frauken Grohs Collinson–Grohs Collection Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York