Date of Award

Fall 1-5-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Art & Art History

First Advisor

Emily Braun

Second Advisor

Joachim Pissarro

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Abstract

This thesis explores how Nazi architecture, fine arts, and ephemera survived the postwar period and were gradually rehabilitated through study and exhibition. Each chapter surveys the changing reception of Nazi art from 1945-2020, leading to its display in German museums as historical documents and “visual culture,” rather than “fine” art.

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