Hirshhorn Plaza

German Expressionism, an early-20th-century movement, spawned a significant body of work in three dimensions. This major loan exhibition included more than 120 works in porcelain, wood, stone, plaster, and bronze from 1905 to the 1920s. Intense, socially committed, often deliberately primitive in execution and appearance, sculpture flourished alongside the more widely known German Expressionist painting and graphic art. On view were works by Max Beckmann, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Ernst Barlach, Emil Nolde, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, and Ossip Zadkine, among others. A 20-minute slide-tape program was on view near the exhibition. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.