On View
Jan 18, 2005–Apr 3, 2005

Presenting five centuries of art inspired by apocalyptic writing and thought, this exhibition included woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer and interpretations of the Book of Revelation by Dürer, Gustave Doré, and Odilon Redon.

Other works in the exhibition revealed how apocalyptic imagery was used by artists as diverse as Georges Rouault, Rockwell Kent, and Philip Guston to illustrate their political, social, and personal reactions to war and revolution, as well as William Hogarth, William Blake, Pablo Picasso, and Jasper Johns reacting to the inevitability of evil and death. 


Exhibition programming

February 27
2 pm: Lecture
"Apocalypse Now," a talk by Barbara Rossing, author of The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation

March 13
1 pm: Second Sunday Gallery Tour
Guided tour of the exhibition by Lisa Rosenthal, professor of Art History



Organized by Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill