The New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is honoring the German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) with a major exhibition. It is the first Kollwitz retrospective in a New York museum and the first major show of the artist’s works in the USA in more than 30 years, according to the renowned museum in the middle of Manhattan. The exhibition “Käthe Kollwitz” shows around 120 drawings, prints and sculptures by the artist from Sunday (March 31) to July 20, some of which are based on her own life circumstances or address social and political grievances.

“At a time when all fields were dominated by men, she was widely regarded as one of the best graphic artists in history and was one of the few female artists to achieve international reputation during her lifetime,” MoMA said. “Kollwitz created an art of compassion and social conscience that resonates as strongly today as it did during her lifetime,” said curator Starr Figura. “At a time when her commitment to social and political change is of renewed, even urgent, importance, the exhibition aims to reacquaint people with her work.”

Kollwitz lived and worked for decades in Berlin, where her grave is also located. She died in Moritzburg near Dresden in 1945.