PHOTO: © Kurt Dellian, Zerstörter Bunker, 1940, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Foto: Frank Kleinbach, Stuttgart

Grafik für die Diktatur

In the organizer's words:

The birth of the Stuttgart Art Museum's graphics collection under National Socialism

Stuttgart's National Socialists planned a municipal art museum with a graphics collection. The culture and art department was guided by a nationalist and racist world view. It was the birth of a völkisch collection that was intended to serve propaganda - however, the collection policy was not without contradictions and there were unusual acquisitions.

For the first time, the exhibition also shows the collection of war paintings, whose origins were shrouded in mystery until recently. It also looks at artists who were members of the NSDAP and profited from fascism. The restitution case of the Jewish merchant and art collector Max Rosenfeld (1867-1943) from Stuttgart illustrates that works of art seized as a result of Nazi persecution also ended up in the art collection of the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

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Kunstmuseum Stuttgart Kleiner Schloßplatz 1 70173 Stuttgart

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