NASHER MUSEUM EXHIBITION: "Miserere et Guerre" within "The Collection Galleries"
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:00am
The Nasher Museum presents "Miserere et Guerre", as part of "The Collection Galleries."The Nasher Museum, Duke Chapel and Duke Divinity School have collaborated on the exhibition "Miserere et Guerre," a series of 58 intaglio prints by French artist Georges Rouault (1871-1958). Originally conceived as a two-volume set, the series depicts the political turmoil, human devastation, spiritual desolation and deep longing felt in Europe during World War I and leading up to World War II. Rouault began the project in 1912, though it was not completed until 1948. The prints present a persistent concern for the poor and marginalized, searing criticism of the ruling class and unapologetic religious devotion.From March 5 through April 6, during the Christian Lenten season, Duke Chapel will present images from the series that focus on the sacrifice and salvation of Jesus Christ. The Nasher's tandem installation, from March 18 through July 23, will highlight scenes that illustrate the plight of refugees and the devastations of war.There will be two talks at the Nasher Museum. Collector Sandra Bowden and Philippe Rouault, great-grandson of the artist, will give a gallery talk on Rouault's work (March 23, 7 PM). Nicholas Wolterstorff, Professor at Yale Divinity School will give a talk entitled, "Social Protest Art and the Work of Georges Rouault" (March 30, 7 PM).