James S. Copley Auditorium
Friday, 10:00 a.m.
Looking at the interaction between politics and creativity during the first half of the 20th century, Cornelia Feye, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library School of the Arts and Arts Education Director, will put into context works on view in The Human Beast.
German art experienced an extraordinary surge of creativity in the years before World War I and throughout the Weimar Republic. In 1905 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner founded the expressionist movement Die Brücke together with like-minded artists in Dresden. In Munich Wassily Kandinsky started the Blaue Reiter with Paul Klee, Franz Marc and August Macke in 1911. Artists like Käthe Kollwitz, Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann and Otto Dix were associated with the movement. Several started to teach at the Bauhaus School and their influence grew beyond Germany - until the Nazi regime put an end to all avant-garde arts by declaring them “degenerate” and confiscating thousands of artworks in museums and private collections all over Germany. This lecture will look at the interaction between politics and creativity during this time period.
Series ticket packages are available for the entire Friday Morning Lecture & Tour Series. To purchase a series package, please call our Box Office at 619-696-1947.
Series tickets: $90 members/$120 nonmembers/$45 seniors, students, military
Sponsored by The San Diego Museum Art Docent Council