21 May, 2019 @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
This illustrated talk by Monica Bohm-Duchen, initiator and Creative Director of the Insiders/Outsiders Festival, will focus on the experiences of the émigré artists who found refuge in this country in the wake of Hitler’s accession to power in 1933, examining not only their achievements and legacy, but also the challenges – not to say obstacles – they faced on their arrival.
Artists to be discussed include Ludwig Meidner, Josef Herman, Hans Feibusch, Harry Weinberger, Martin Bloch, Hilde Goldschmidt and Heinz Koppel as well as those who came as children, such as Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud, Eva Frankfurther and Gustav Metzger, and ‘second generation’ artists such as Ruth Rix and Jenny Stolzenberg whose work grapples with the complex legacy of their parents’ histories.
Join us for a virtual tour revealing Black History and Black Jewish History in the collection.
From the role of ‘blackness’ in Holy Texts to some of the ancient Jewish communities of Africa, we will be exploring the many ways in which race is portrayed through religion.
Led by Learning Officer Shereen Hunte, you will get the opportunity to learn and see some of the rare and unique objects in our collection.