Politics, Printmaking, and Precarious Culture in Weimar Germany

Politics, Printmaking, and Precarious Culture in Weimar Germany

A Panel Discussion in conjunction with exhibition "The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis"

Free for PMA members; $8 public

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During the Weimar Republic (1918-1933), German culture was vibrant and experimental, producing an extraordinary intersection of printmaking, literature, and theater. The links between art and the tumultuous social circumstances of the age shaped and reflected evolving understandings of German identity. This conversation, featuring local scholars, examines how the art of this critical moment animated provocative debates about cultural and individual values, which remain as pertinent today as they were a century ago. Panelists include Birgit Tautz, George Taylor Files Professor of Modern Languages in the German Department, Bowdoin College; and Sarah Bay-Cheng, Chair and Professor of Theater and Dance, Bowdoin College. Moderated by Andrew Eschelbacher, the Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Associate Curator of European Art.

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