© HHP 2/7/98
Donahue/Sosinski Art
560 Broadway #304
New York, N.Y. 10012
(212) 226-1111

[Image selected from the cover of the printed invitation. © Donahue/Sosinski, 1998
Hermann Hesse
1877 - 1962
Water colors and related materials
February 10 - February 28, 1998
Gallery hours:  Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 6
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 11, 6 - 8 p.m.
in conjunction with the Hermann Hesse Museum, Casa Camuzzi,
Montagnola near Lugano, Switzerland
Speaking at the cocktail reception will be:
Karin Adrian v. Roques, director of the Hesse Museum,
Ronald Sosinski, director and curator of exhibitions, Donahue/Sosinski Art
Carter Ratcliff. art historian and poet, on the watercolors of Hesse in the context of European art
Donald Kuspit, art historian and psychoanalyst, on interpreting Hesse's watercolors

Catalogue available: Essays by Heiner Hesse, son of Hermann Hesse, Carter Ratcliff and Donald Kuspit, Art Historians, Prof. Christian I. Schneider, Biographer of Hermann Hesse, Countess Flora v. Spreti, Art Therapist.
A panel discussion in addition to the exhibition will be held at the
Goethe Institute, 1014 Fifth Avenue, at 82nd Street, NYC 10028, on
Friday evening, February 20, at 8 p.m. (212) 430-8700.
Opening Speaker: Dr. Stephan Nobbe, director of the Goethe Institute, New York
The panel members will be:

This event will be the first exhibition of the water colors of Hermann Hesse in New York and will also celebrate the beginning of a relationship between the Museum and the Gallery which will set as its goal a permanent space in New York for a satellite branch of the Hermann Hesse Museum.  Museum is also embarking on forming a Hermann Hesse Foundation in New York. 

Since Hermann Hesse was open to all cultures, the Hermann Hesse Foundation will follow his example in creating dialogues between cultures and religions to increase tolerance.  The ultimate goal of the Hermann Hesse Museum in Montagnola, Switzerland is to create a place for exhibitions and cultural events encompassing literature, painting, music, poetry, workshops, readings, philosophical lectures, and concerts, a common ground where especially young people can find a place for the discussion of values, both ethical and moral. 

The founders of the Hermann Hesse Museum Switzerland, Mr. Jean Olaniszyn, Ms. Enrica Amati, and Mr. Francesco Testa will be present at the opening of the exhibition.  (Composite Text of the Press Release and the Invitation) 

There will be no charge for admission
The above announcement was  published on February 7, 1998 and revised on 2/11/98 as a public service by
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