‘Degenerate Art’ exhibit explores Nazi assault on modern art

This report aired on PBS NewsHour Weekend on June 28, 2014


A new exhibit at the Neue Galerie in New York juxtaposes the classical 19th century paintings and sculptures that Adolf Hitler loved, with the abstract art that he hated and labeled “degenerate.” The Nazis put on a show of so-called “degenerate art” in the 1930s in an attempt to shame artists and convince Germans of the art’s perverse nature.

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