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London 1938: Defending “Degenerate” German Art

An Event for Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin

In 1938, the exhibition Twentieth-Century German Art was held in London. Not only was it the largest exhibition of modern German art in England ever – not surpassed since – but it was also the largest international response to the Degenerate Art exhibition in Munich.

Past event


Liebermann- Villa am Wannsee
Colomierstr. 3, 14109 Berlin

The London exhibition contained more than 300 masterpieces of modern German art, including more than 100 artworks from German-Jewish collectors, dealers, and artists who had already left Germany. The Liebermann Villa will bring together a large sample of the exhibition’s original artworks and situate it within the discourse and resonance of the unique exhibition in Britain. Join us at the Liebermann Villa and learn more about the art’s reception during that period.

Wassily Kandinsky, Untitled Improvisation II, 1914; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, photo: Studio Tromp, Rotterdam

Where, when, what?

  • Meeting point12:45 pm outside the entrance to the Liebermann Villa on the Wannsee, Colomierstr. 3, 14109 Berlin

    Number of participantsmax. of 20 participants

    Deadline to register15 October

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