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Your Invitation: Degenerate Art? Gerhard Marcks: Bauhaus and Nazi Germany to Philadelphia

posted May 5, 2021, 7:34 PM by David Cardy   [ updated May 6, 2021, 3:28 AM ]

Degenerate Art? Gerhard Marcks: from the
Bauhaus and Nazi Germany to Philadelphia

Thursday, May 20, 2021   4pm - 5pm

Join us for our annual spring event to explore the life and times of the German artist, Gerhard Marcks and his sculpture, Maja (1942) - an important work of art that recently returned to Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway.😊

This free and virtual event includes art keynote presentations by Dr. Arie Hartog, Director of the Gerhard Marcks House in Bremen, Germany, and Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the association for Public Art.

Click this link to watch the event on Thursday, May 20th at 4pm,
which is being hosted through YouTube Live. You do not need a
YouTube account to watch, but you will need to create an account to comment or ask questions during the livestream.

The event includes a Q&A session with the Association for Public Art's Executive Director. To submit your questions in advance, e-mail


DR. ARIE HARTOG will provide an in-depth look at the German artist's struggles before and during WWII, the creation of Maja, and its survival from Nazi destruction.

PENNY BALKIN BACH will share the fascinating story behind Maja's debut in Philadelphia more than 70 years ago.