Ostracised Modernity

  • View of the exhibition " Ostracised Modernity"

  • Ewald Mataré, Boats near the water, 1930

With artists such as Oskar Schlemmer, Rudolf Belling, Erich Heckel, Ewald Mataré, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Lyonel Feininger or Gerhard Marcks the museum presents a selection from the so-called Bernhard A. Böhmer collection.  This last complete set of works dates from the Nazi “Degenerate Art“ campaign in 1937.
The exhibition, the accompanying book (in german only) and a film offer insight into the extensive set of works in the collection and also provide evidence of the barbarism of Nazi cultural policies banning works of art and artists in one of the darkest chapters of German history.