Robert Schindler, Mellon Curatorial Fellow in the European Art Department
The Detroit Institute of Arts is proud to own one of the strongest holdings of German Expressionist Art in America. The bulk of this collection (Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints) was acquired during the tenure of Director William Valentiner in the 1920-40s. Through his purchases the DIA became a pioneering US institution in collecting artwork from this very important period of German art.
Please join Robert Schindler on a tour of the art of the German Expressionists, particularly from Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) and Die Brücke (The Bridge) to explore this outstanding collection and shed light on some of these artists and their revolutionary new art.
Robert Schindler, a native of Germany, specializes in Early Northern European painting. Prior to joining the DIA as the Mellon Curatorial Fellow, he was a fellow and lecturer at Columbia University in New York City and a graduate intern in the manuscripts department at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Schindler received his Ph.D. from the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany.