“Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst” (German museum of caricature and the art of drawing, named after Wilhelm Busch) in Hanover will present the exhibition “Zwischen Kaiserwetter und Donnergrollen – Die wilhelminische Epoche im Spiegel des Simplicissimus von 1896 bis 1914” (between “Kaiserwetter” (an old expression for splendid weather) and rolling thunder – the Wilhelmine era in the mirror of Simplicissimus between 1896 and 1914). Since its foundation in 1896, the satiric magazine “Simplicissimus” held the proverbial mirror up to the German society that in the years before the First World War was shaped by domestic and international crises and societal, cultural and technological changes. The exhibition centres around originals of leading satiric fin-de-siècle artists such as Thomas Theodor Heine, Eduard Thöny, Olaf Gulbransson, Bruno Paul, Karl Arnold, Rudolf Wilke, Wilhelm Schulz and Ferdinand von Rezniček.
Dr. h. c. Herbert Schmalstieg (Chairman of Wilhelm-Busch-Gesellschaft e.V.), Gerhard Schröder (Federal Chancellor (ret.)), Dr. Heinrich Jagau (Deputy Executive Chairman, Sparkasse Hannover) and Dr. Gisela Vetter-Liebenow (Director of the museum) will speak at the opening on 20 October 2013 at 1130h.
Zwischen Kaiserwetter und Donnergrollen
20 October 2013 until 19 January 2014
Entrance: 4,50 €, concessions 2,50 €, family ticket 10,00 €
Opening: 20 October 2013, 1130h
Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst