Modern - Contemporary Museums

“Degenerate” Sculptures Rediscovered in Berlin

Art labeled “degenerate” and thought destroyed during the Nazi regime was recently rediscovered during construction activity in Berlin.

In digs carried out throughout this year, archeologists have unearthed 11 sculptures thought to have been lost forever — valuable works of art that disappeared during World War II after having been included on the Nazis’ list of degenerate art. Most of them have now been identified and have been put on display in Berlin’s Neues Museum.

Via Spiegel Online.

By arybin

Assistant Director, Visual Resources Collection, University of Chicago
THATCamp Organizer