The Program as Advertisement: Art and Propaganda in Concert and Theater Programs, Exhibition Catalogues, and Brochures in Germany 1913-1961

The "Great German Art Exhibition" and the "Degenerate Art" Exhibition


Program announcing the 1940 Grosse deutsche Kunstausstellung (Great German Art Exhibition 1937-1944) in the Munich House of German Art featuring the works of contemporary German artists such as Georg Siebert (“Meine Kameraden in Polen”, My Comrades in Poland 1939), Franz Eichhorst (“Polenkämpfer, Polish Fighters), Arno Breker (“Kameraden”,  Comrades), and Wilhelm Sauter (“Der ewige Musketier”, The eternal Musketeer). Works highlighting themes of war and camaraderie in battle, are presented alongside pastoral scenes such as Ivo Saliger's “Die Rast der Diana” (Diana's Rest), and Oskar Martin Amorbach's “Bauerngrazie.” (The Graceful Peasant)



Issue no. 10 of Our Age: Germany and You (October 1942), printed and published in Germany in the English language by Wiking-Verlag GmbH., Berlin. Surveying works featured in the Grosse deutsche Kunstausstellung (Great German Art Exhibit, Munich, 1942).








Photographs from the exhibition Das Schicksal der Avantgarde im Nazi-Deutschland (The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany), a traveling exhibition from the LA County Museum of Art, in the German Historical Museum, March-May 1992. The exhibition documents the famous exhibit “Entartete Kunst” (Degenerate Art), which was initiated by Joseph Goebbels and took place in 1937 in Munich. Photographs include: A cover page of the original exhibition's catalogue, the crowd at the entrance to the
exhibition in 1937, 
installation photo of the 1937 exhibition, and the book cover: “Degenerate Music: an Account” written by Hans Severus Ziegler, published in Düsseldorf, 1938.
 

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  3. Germany and You, images
  4. Germany and You, title
  5. Degenerate Art - Catalogue Cover
  6. Degenerate Art - Degenerate Music Book Cover
  7. Degenerate Art -Installation
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