From Munch to Kirchner: The Heins Collection of Modern and Expressionist Art celebrates the legacy of Marie “Elinor” Heins through the recent gift of 30 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from her heirs. Between 1967 and her death in 2018, Heins amassed an impressive collection of modern artwork that she displayed in her home in Montreux, Switzerland.
The Heins collection is divided evenly between late 19th- and early 20th-century art movements: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and German Expressionism, Heins’s favorite. Highlights include works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Signac, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and Edvard Munch—artists who depicted contemporary subjects in an equally contemporary style.
“Being in the presence of art which I like and which touches me gives me enormous aesthetic pleasure.” —Elinor Heins
Marcelle Lender en Buste Saluant, 1895. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Color lithograph. Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Cornelia and Ralph Heins in honor of Elinor Heins, 2021.32.24; The Village of Marly-le-Roi seen from Louveciennes, 1876. Alfred Sisley. Oil on canvas. Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Cornelia and Ralph Heins in memory of Elinor Heins, 2023.79.4.
From Munch to Kirchner: The Heins Collection of Modern and Expressionist Art is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. Free General Admission to the Dallas Museum of Art is funded, in part, by the Robert Gerard Pollock Foundation. Additional support for the Museum is provided by generous DMA Members and donors, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.