Séance: Albert von Keller and the Occult - Oct. 9th - Jan. 2nd
In the late nineteenth century Munich Secessionist Albert von Keller (1844–1920) was a key exponent of a new, modern painting, which sought to link the aesthetic, the scientific, and the occult. Keller’s depictions of séances, mystical healing, and dancers in a state of ecstatic trance attracted attention in Europe and America with their cachet of strangeness, contempt for banality, and fascination for the human soul. The Frye Art Museum presents the first solo exhibition of Keller’s paintings in America with loans from the renowned collection of the Kunsthaus Zürich. A 100-page, full-color, illustrated catalogue with essays by the curators, Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker and Gian Casper Bott, will be available in the Museum Store.