Franz Marc, The Yellow Cow, 1911. Image courtesy of the Neue Galerie.

Access to this exhibition is included in the price of gallery admission.

“Franz Marc and August Macke: 1909-1914” is an exhibition that explores the life and work of two German artists and the power of their friendship. In the four years prior to Macke’s death in 1914 (Marc himself died in 1916), they wrote each other scores of letters, visited each other’s homes, traveled together, and often discussed the development of their work. They shared ideas about art, and through their innovations helped create the movement known as Expressionism in early twentieth-century Germany. The exhibition will focus on Marc and Macke’s artistic relationship, how their lives intersected, and how their art was developed and received during their lifetimes.