Date of Award

Fall 1-5-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Emily Braun

Second Advisor

Joachim Pissarro

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari


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 Each chapter surveys the changing reception of Nazi art from 1945-2020, leading to its display in German museums as historical documents and “visual culture,” rather than “fine” art.



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