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Friday, October 3

Off the Wall: Informal Discussions About Art—The Making of Visual Weimar

Art & Lunch Discussion
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125 and Museum

Bettina Matthias, Professor of German


Professor of German Bettina Matthias will discuss the cultural and curricular backdrop to the student-curated exhibit Visual Weimar. Reflecting what emerged as a starkly visual post-war culture, artists of the Weimar Republic both participated in and challenged their contemporaries’ attempts to come to terms with the lost war and its aftermath, and their works help map the political, social, and psychological landscape of the 1920s. Taking their cues from this “map,” students from the Spring 2014 upper-level German course “Weimar Germany and Its Legacies” undertook creative first-person narrative engagements with Weimar art from the Sabarsky Foundation in New York to decipher the visual code that permeated Germany’s first and failed Republic. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.