History of Art and Architecture

Race Relations: Art, White Supremacy, and Antifascism in the United States and Germany between the Two World Wars - Colloquium

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Barbara McCloskey, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, HAA

Barbara McCloskey’s presentation traces an underexplored network of antiracist and antifascist artists and intellectuals that operated between Germany and the United States in the 1920s and 1930s. Her talk will consider their shared confrontations with and divergent responses to the threat of white supremacy in their respective countries.


Zoom password available on HAA Undergraduate and Graduate Canvas sites, or by request from haadept@pitt.edu.

Image: John Heartfield, cover for Upton Sinclair’s 100%: Roman eines Patrioten, translated by Hermynia Zur Mühlen and illustrated by George Grosz (Berlin: Malik-Verlag, 1928)