Lecture: Five Myths about East German Visual Art

Event Details

June 18, 2018
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Old Chapel

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

April Eisman from Iowa State University presents a talk on "Five Myths about East German Visual Art."

East German art was long ignored by those who believed that the country was artistically isolated behind the Berlin Wall and did not have art—just kitsch or political propaganda. In actuality, East German artists engaged with modern art and with German and international artistic traditions until the end of the Cold War.