The Neue Galerie New York will present “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937.” This will be the first major museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the presentation originated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1991. The exhibition will contrast so-called “degenerate” art with officially sanctioned art of the period, while providing the historical and intellectual context of the notorious Munich exhibition in 1937.
The show is being organized by Dr. Olaf Peters, a board member of the Neue Galerie, Professor of Art History in Halle, curator of the 2010 exhibition “Otto Dix” at the Neue Galerie, and a distinguished scholar and historian in the field. It will be presented on the third floor of the museum in our special exhibition galleries and will include approximately 40 paintings, 20 works on paper and several posters, photographs, and documents.
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