Gabriele Münter at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark
Gabriele Münter at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark

Gabriele Münter, Woman Writing in Armchair, 1929.Source: Gabriele Münter and Johannes Eichner-Stiftung, München/VISDA 2017

May 3–Aug. 19

It’s always nice to be genuinely surprised by an artist you know nothing about. Given that very few people have ever heard of Gabriele Münter (1877–1962), let’s hope everyone else feels that way too. Münter co-founded the influential Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter with Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Lyonel Feininger, and others, but her oeuvre actually spanned numerous styles and periods. With more than 130 works in total, this is one of the first exhibitions to reexamine (or for many, introduce) one of the most influential, if not talented, artists of the 20th century.