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Pioneers And Exiles: German Expressionism At The IU Art Museum

The story of how art branded by the Nazis as "degenerate" found its way to Bloomington.

a stylized painting of a man steering a boat.

Photo: Indiana University

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938). "Boats on the Elbe in Dresden," oil on canvas.

This week on Artworks, there is a special—if unlikely— connection between German expressionist art and Indiana University.  WFIU’s Yael Ksander speaks with the curator of Pioneers and Exiles:  German Expressionism at the Indiana University Art Museum, the first show in 35 years of the museum’s impressive holdings in German modernism.  The curator and a university archivist will unravel the story of how art branded by the Nazis as “degenerate” found its way to Bloomington.

Also on the program, we’ll listen back to a conversation from December of 2011 when local kids performer Kid Kazooey stopped by the WFIU studios after the release of his CD Lullaby Christmas Carols.

Stories On This Episode

Kid Kazooey’s ‘Lullaby Christmas Carols’

album cover art

Kid reveals a bit of his softer side on this (nearly) all-instrumental recording of seasonal favorites.

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