Art Lecture


Thursday June 19, 2014: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

3rd THURSDAYS@3: Degenerate Art: The Nazi Assault on Modernism. In 1937 the Nazi party mounted a condemnatory exhibition of modern and abstract art that had been confiscated from German museums and collections. Included were works by such prominent German artists as  Beckmann, Nolde and Grosz, as well as modernist masters such as Kokoschka, Kandinsky and Klee. The subject of a show now at the Neue Galerie in New York, the story of “degenerate” art has also drawn attention from the recent discovery of a huge stash of modern work found in a Munich apartment, and from the film The Monuments Men. Join Metropolitan Museum docent Vivian Gordon for this illustrated lecture. Sponsored by Art Advisory Council. 3 p.m.