The Degenerate Art Show of Germany, 1937
The Degenerate Art Show of Nazi Germany, 1937,” on display at the Station Gallery, deals with the implications of a propaganda campaign implemented by Adolph Hitler, Joseph Goebbels and their subordinates. They condemned all forms of modernist art, including Expressionism and Impressionism, saying they posed a dire threat to German culture and society. And so, Nazi officials opened two exhibitions in Munich in 1937.The Great German Art Show had a portfolio aesthetically pleasing to Hitler and his associates. The Degenerate Art Show presented works by artists such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix and Marc Chagall; the artworks were hung sloppily, with labels identifying them as grotesque art created by sick minds.