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Beckmann

Max Beckmann's "Hell"

May 9–August 31, 2003

This installation celebrates the Museum's recent acquisition of Max Beckmann's famous portfolio of eleven lithographs entitled Hell (1919). In unusually large and evocative images, the artist narrates his journey through a city unhinged by violence and vice. The portfolio was inspired by Beckmann's visit to Berlin in March 1919, where he witnessed one of the bloodiest and cruelest episodes of the German Revolution following World War I.