Erich Mercker: Painter of Industry is on display at the Grohmann Museum Sept. 5 through Dec. 14. In conjunction with the October release of Erich Mercker and Technical Subjects: A Landscape and Industrial Artist in Twentieth-Century Germany, MSOE associate professor, author and guest curator Dr. Patrick Jung presents his selection of Mercker’s work from the museum’s permanent collection. New perspectives on the artist’s life, career and art are presented in this captivating exhibition of a master of industrial painting.
Museum guests are invited to a special gallery talk event with guest Jung during Gallery Night and Day. Jung’s talk will take place Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. Admission is free for the event.
The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,700 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.