Ben Shahn: For the Sake of a Single Verse

Ben Shahn: For the Sake of a Single Verse

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Ben Shahn: For the Sake of a Single Verse

August 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:15 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 15, 2019


August 16 – December 15, 2019

For the Sake of a Single Verse is a portfolio of twenty-four lithographs from the Haggerty Museum of Art’s collection created by artist Ben Shahn. The prints illustrate a select passage from Rainer Maria Rilke’s only novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (1910). This semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of a college student from an aristocratic Danish family living in destitute in Paris in the early 1900s. The book made a profound and lasting impression on Shahn. Although Shahn first read the novel while visiting Paris in the 1920s, he didn’t create the illustrations until 1968–a year before his death.

Free admission, open daily.

Mon – Wed, 10am – 4:30pm
Thurs, 10am – 8pm
Fri – Sat, 10am – 4:30pm
Sun, noon – 5pm


August 18, 2019
10:00 am - 4:15 pm
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Libby Vande Bunte


the Haggerty Museum of Art
1234 W Tory Hill St
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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