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Art Treasures of Berlin: Lost, Destroyed, Recovered

Evening Program

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1H0330

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"Self-Portrait with Velvet Beret", 1634, by Rembrandt (Gemäldegalerie)

Berlin's determined bid in the 19th century to become an artistic center of Europe was both a resounding success and a disaster. The decades-long campaign that brought some of the world's most precious works to the German capital also put them at the epicenter of the conflagration of World War II. Many key museums were severely damaged, and their collections lost, looted, or physically destroyed.

Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine focuses on Old Master paintings and sculptures—including works by Botticelli, Raphael, Holbein, Titian, Caravaggio, and Rembrandt—and their wartime and postwar fates in a city that has once again become one of the top art destinations of Europe.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)