The International Reaction to the 'Degenerate' Art Campaign

The National Socialist exhibition of “Degenerate Art” in Munich was visited by over two million people during the summer of 1937. Abroad too, the show made headlines, widely reported across the French, British and American press. This talk will explore the attempts made in the following months to counter this attack on German modernist art. The most important of these: the exhibition of Twentieth Century German Art, which took place at London’s New Burlington Galleries in the summer of 1938. In particular the talk will explore the vital role of German émigrés in this ground-breaking exhibition, both as organisers and as lenders.
Free admission, registration essential



Exhibitions and events from this museum

London 1938: Defending 'Degenerate' German Art

The Wiener Library’s summer 2018 exhibition explores the history and context of...

‘As much as I have an accent in my language, I have an accent in my painting’: Émigré Artists in Bri

This lecture will look more closely at the experiences of the (mostly...

The Shifting Policy of British Internment and Deportation, 1939-1940

Joint event with the Second Generation Network Why were German and Austrian...

London 1938: Suppressed Music

Part of The Wiener Library’s London 1938 exhibition series. A live performance...

Activities from this museum

We don't have anything to show you here.

Suggested Content