helnwein archive

One man show at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA – May 12, 2010

January 29-April 24, 2011

Gottfried Helnwein: Inferno of the Innocents

Like a modern-day Goya, Gottfried Helnwein’s art addresses themes of inhumanity, violence and the virtue of personal expression. Over more than four decades, the artist has pursued a singular, radical vision realized in monumental paintings and photographs. With stark and probing psychological intensity, he critiques not only the past, but present-day veneers, jolting us from the comfort of complacency. Such confrontations are informed by his upbringing in post-war Vienna, Austria—an experience that fueled the artist’s passion for truth and tolerance. Today, Helnwein immerses himself in our ever-changing cultural landscape, working from his studio in Los Angeles.

January 29-April 24, 2011

Gottfried Helnwein: Inferno of the Innocents
Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum
January 29-April 24, 2011

Crocker Art Museum

216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 808-7000


Crocker Art Museum

The longest continuously operating art museum in the West, the Crocker Art Museum was founded in 1885 and remains the leading art institution for the California Capital Region and Central Valley. The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions, events and programs to augment its collections of California, European and Asian art.

The Crocker will nearly triple in size when the Charles Gwathmey-designed expansion opens in October 2010.


The Crocker Art Museum has embarked on the most monumental endeavor in its 125-year history. An expansion project is underway to not only triple the size of the current facility but span all facets of the organization, from collection and endowment growth to enriching every aspect of the visitor experience.

Admission Info

Adults $6 
Seniors (65+) $4 
Students (w/valid ID) $3 
Children 6 years and under Free 
Crocker Museum Members Free
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