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.
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
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