Centered on Worcester Art Museum’s (WAM) purchase of Otto Dix’s provocative painting, The Pregnant Woman (1931), the exhibition With Child explores the subject of pregnancy and birth in Dix’s works. With Child and its programming reflect on women’s social, political, and medical conditions during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) and beyond, highlighting issues that are still relevant today. The exhibition also includes a commissioned work by contemporary artist Carmen Winant. Inspired by The Pregnant Woman, her multi-media piece, Ha Hoo Ha Ha Hoo Ha Ha Ha Hoo, gives a woman artist’s voice to this universal topic.
Hugo Erfurth (German, 1874–1848), Untitled (The painter Otto Dix instructing a class in figure painting), 1929, gelatin silver print, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Sophie M. Friedman Fund, 1984.598. ©2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.