An Artist of and Aganist His Time: Ernst Barlach at the Princeton University Art Museum

An Artist of and Aganist His....Museum - Peter Paret

Peter Paret
Institute for Advanced Study
March 4, 2009

Peter Paret, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, will discuss aspects of the work of the sculptor and dramatist Ernst Barlach, a major figure in German modernism. As independent in his politics as in his art, he opposed National Socialism on grounds of common decency, was included in the Degenerate Art Exhibition, and died in 1938 a forbidden but unrepentant modernist. The lecture is in conjunction with an exhibition of Barlach’s work at Princeton University Art Museum from February 21–June 7.