European Collection Reinstallation
Max BeckmannGrigg Gallery (216)
The Museum's unparalleled collection of the work of German artist Max Beckmann has been given a place of prominence in Grigg Gallery on the main level. The Museum has the largest collection in the world of paintings by Beckmann, and the reinstallation provides an opportunity to showcase the range of this collection, covering all periods of the artist's career.
The Museum's exceptional collection of Beckmann's works is based largely on the 1983 bequest of Morton May, chairman of May Department Stores, who built up the largest private collection of the artist's work in the world.
The reinstallation of the works of Max Beckmann was curated by Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art.
Max Beckmann, The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912–13
Max Beckmann, Self-Portrait in Blue Jacket, 1950