Visual Arts

Emblems of the Passing World

Feb 20, 2016
Poet Adam Kirsch, inspired by the photographs of August Sander, has created an important book about one of the 20th century’s most devastating eras. He especially illuminates a Germany that would soon be filled with the cancer of Nazism.
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American Artists Against War

Jan 8, 2016
Artists of conscience have always responded angrily and passionately to war, genocide and torture. This book examines the work of American visual artists from 1935 to 2010 who believed that governments and humanity must be held to higher moral standards.

The Painting That Saved My Family From the Holocaust

Nov 25, 2015
A frightened young woman left her apartment in Munich in November 1938 and returned with the visa that saved her family. A team of German journalists launched an improbable search to find the missing artwork and tell its story.