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Arizona Arts

Members Morning: Degenerate Art

03 August 2024
9:00 am – 10:00 am
University of Arizona Museum of Art
1031 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona 85719
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Käthe Kollwitz, Schlachtfeld (Battlefield), 1907, Etching with tonal textures, aquatint and engraving on wove paper, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. Memorial Fund

In the early 1930s, the Nazis began a concerted “cultural purification” campaign in Germany.

This meant that any modern artist — whether of a visual art, literature, music or film persuasion — deemed to be Jewish, Communist, or otherwise un-German was subjected to a variety of sanctions.

During this special presentation by docent Gerry Bates, we'll visit with some of these "degenerate" artists and observe the effect that the Nazi purge had on their lives and work.

Come mingle with fellow members over coffee, pastries and eight centuries of art. Please register below to join us!


Members Morning is a series where the UAMA opens one hour early to Museum Members on the first Saturday of every month and offers exclusive programming. Not yet a UAMA Member? Learn about the benefits.

With questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations at this event — such as ASL interpreting, closed-captioning, wheelchair access, or electronic text, etc. — please contact Visitor & Member Services Lead Myriam Sandoval, 520-626-2087.