On View
Jan 23, 2003–Mar 30, 2003

This exhibition brought together Adolph Gottlieb's personal collection of non-western art which was a rich source of artistic inspiration.

Support for the exhibition at Krannert Art Museum provided in part by BankIllinois, Fred and Donna Giertz, John and Alice Pfeffer, Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, Composition-Theory Division of the School of Music, and The Stefan Wolpe Society.

Included were Gottlieb's pictographs, the series of paintings that brought him to the attention of major critics and museums. The presentation at Krannert Art Museum was substantially enlarged by a selection of works by Gottlieb and his contemporaries from our permanent collection.

Exhibition programming

February 9
1 pm: Second Sunday Gallery Tour
Guided tour of the exhibition led by museum director Josef Helfenstein

February 12
12–2 pm: Colloquium
"On Adolph Gottlieb's Pictographs and the Collection that Inspired His Works," coordinated by Jordana Mendelson, professor of Art History, and Dana Rush, professor of Art History

April 3
7 pm: An Evening at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
"Stefan Wolpe and Abstract Expressionism," a discussion with museum director Josef Helfenstein and Guy Garnett, School of Music

April 3
8 pm: Performance
"Stefan Wolpe: Student, Teacher...Composer," a concert featuring the Williams/Bugallo Duo. Sponsored by the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, Composition-Theory Division, School of Music, and the Stefan Wolpe Society


Exhibition developed by New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, in collaboration with the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York. Gottlieb's collection of non-western art was loaned by the Brooklyn Museum of Art.