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Educational events support new Dissent and Displacement exhibition

Published on Monday, February 17, 2020

Launch of Dissent and Displacement

A PROGRAMME of educational events gets under way at New Walk Museum on Sunday to support a major exhibition inspired by Leicester’s renowned German Expressionist collection.

'Dissent and Displacement' features work by German/Jewish artist Monica Petzal, alongside pieces by the late German sculptor Margarete Klopfleisch (1911-1982).

A series of educational events are supporting the exhibition, including artist’s talks and a collage-making skills workshop.

On Sunday (23 February) at 2pm, the artist Monica Petzal will give a talk about her work featured in Dissent and Displacement. The talk will be repeated on Sunday 5 April at 2pm.

On Monday (24 February), Monica Petzal will share her techniques for 'Alternative Self-Portraits' in a session that runs from 11.30am until 3.30pm.

The theme of 'dissent and displacement' is picked up by Bernard Greaves on Sunday 8 March, when the local LGBT+ campaigner presents a talk inspired by the exhibition. His talk gets under way at 2pm.

All events are free of charge, but places should be booked in advance by calling the museum on 0116 225 4900.

Finally, on Monday 6 April, Monica Petzal will lead a collage-making skills workshops. The free drop-in event is suitable for families and runs from 11.30am until 3.30pm.

Dissent and Displacement: A Modern Story runs until Sunday, April 19. For more information about the exhibition, go to




Picture caption: Left to right: Lord Michael Cashman, guest Dr Mohannad, artist Monica Petzal and City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby at the opening of Dissent and Displacement