Gallery Talk: Exile Art

September 7, 2023
5:30 pm

Tobias Feldmann, PhD student in German and Comparative Literature in Arts & Sciences, discusses archival material and new works on view recently added to the Museum’s permanent collection display on exile art, including such primary sources as letters, notes, articles, and other personal and official documents. Joined in conversation by Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator, the talk will give a glimpse into the vast sociopolitical network of World War II exiled artists in the United States, their process of immigrating into the country, and the way these artists and their work were received.

Image credit

John D. Schiff (American, b. Germany, 1907–1976) Sixteen Miles of String installation by Marcel Duchamp at First Papers of Surrealism exhibition, Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, Inc., New York, 1942. Gift of Jacqueline, Paul and Peter Matisse in memory of their mother Alexina Duchamp, Leo Baeck Institute Photograph Collection (13-1972-9(303). The Philadelphia Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY © Leo Baeck Institute, New York; © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Association Marcel Duchamp.