With the founding of the Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau in 1898, Dresden became an important centre of the international Arts and Crafts Movement. The opening of the Deutsche Werkstätten to women as artistic collaborators at the beginning of the 20th century was virtually unknown until today. It is largely thanks to Karl Schmidt’s 1873–1948) engagement at the time of the reform movement that numerous women were commissioned as designers immediately after the founding of his company and that their products were produced under their names. The exhibition presents works of 19 women who were active in Dresden in the early 20th century.
The Japanisches Palais, Dresden
Until 3 March 2019