September 9, 2018 to January 6, 2019
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The art scene of the Weimar Republic was characterized by an avant-garde awakening and international exchange of ideas. With the takeover by the National Socialists in 1933, however, all hope was lost and modernist works were denigrated as “degenerate art.” Artists were ostracized, prohibited from working, and imprisoned. Many fled the existential threat into exile. Once out of the country, few were able to continue working successfully. Most suffered through considerable hardship and were unable to put down roots. The fates of these artists are as varied as their artistic disciplines. Alongside such renowned names as Charlotte Berend-Corinth, Ludwig Meidner and Julie Wolfthorn, the “Verschollene Generation,” meaning lost or forgotten generation, counts among its members many lesser-known artists. With over 100 works, this collection presents a generation of artists who remind us of the variety and quality of the avant-garde in 1920s and 1930s Germany. The works are from the “Memoria” collection of Thomas B. Schumann, who has devoted his life as a publisher and collector to the subject of exile.