Keynote Lecture by Dr. Olaf Peters

From “Degenerate Art” to Looted Art, Reflections on a Historical Process in Nazi Germany


Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Organized by Columbia University’s Deutsches Haus and the Department of Art History and Archaeology, “Ghosts of the Past: Nazi-Looted Art and Its Legacies” convenes an international group of art historians, historians, curators, and scholars in provenance research and the history of German art dealership to explore an unexamined chapter of the legacies of the Third Reich. This conference, to be held at Columbia on February 20 and 21, 2015, opens with a keynote lecture at the Jewish Museum by Olaf Peters, Professor, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, and curator of the recent exhibition Degenerate Art at the Neue Galerie, New York.

Please note: This event is at capacity; to be put on the waitlist and contacted via email if a spot becomes available, click here.

In collaboration with Goethe-Institut, New York.

Free with RSVP

If you wish to attend the conference please click here to register

Installation view of the upper level, Room 6 at the "Entartete Kunst" exhibition, Munich 1937, with works by Corinth, Marc and Lehmbruck

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