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

September 3 @ 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


September 3
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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