September 21 – December 15, 2019
Otto Dix, The Pregnant Woman, 1931, egg-tempera and oil paint on linen, mounted on plywood, Worcester Art Museum, Stoddard Acquisition Fund, 2016.11. ©2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.
Centered on WAM's purchase of Otto Dix's provocative painting, The Pregnant Woman (1931), the exhibition in 2019, With Child, explores the subject of pregnancy and birth in Dix's works. In addition, the exhibition will be the first to showcase exclusively the German artist's works on this theme. With Child and its programming will reflect on women's social, political, and medical conditions during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933), highlighting issues that are still relevant today. This timely exhibition will also include a commissioned work by contemporary artist Carmen Winant. Inspired by The Pregnant Woman, her multi-media piece, Ha Hoo Ha Ha Hoo Ha Ha Ha Hoo, gives a woman artist's voice to this universal topic.
This exhibition is part of the Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19—year of German-American Friendship. This initiative is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institute, and supported by The Federation of German Industries (BDI).