Sneewittchen at the Henry - Where Tales of the Romantic Imagination meet White Snow, Wood Sculptures

  • Benjamin Levy addresses GERM 422. Photo by Jason Groves
    Benjamin Levy addresses GERM 422. Photo by Jason Groves
  • Jason Groves addresses GERM 422. Photo by Hannah Corpuz
    Jason Groves addresses GERM 422. Photo by Hannah Corpuz

On January 13th, the Henry Art Gallery offered a private tour of Paul McCarthy’s exhibit (“White Snow, Wood Sculptures”) for students of German 422 ("Tales of the Romantic Imagination: Fairy Tales and the Fantastic”). Assistant Curator Benjamin Levy and Deputy Director of Exhibition Luis Croquer offered a wide-ranging introduction to McCarthy’s work and interest in the reception of fairy tales. These graphic, grotesque, and yet remarkably alluring objects offered an excellent opportunity for students to reflect on the legacy of Grimms’ Märchen, in particular Snow White (Sneewittchen), which they had just read in the German original.