Politics, Antisemitism and Art

Thursday, March 8. 4:30 – 6:30pm.

This panel will explore the interrelationship of debates about politics, art and antisemitism in Germany between the world wars. The internationally-known German art historians James van Dyke and Olaf Peters will address how these debates changed and developed in the volatile years of political struggle during the Weimar Republic and through the authoritarian art policies of the Nazi state.


Otto Dix and the Question of Antisemitism in Weimar Culture
James van Dyke
University of Missouri


Expressionism and “Degenerate Art”
Olaf Peters
Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg