Episode #26: Hitler's Führermuseum (Season 2, Episode 6)
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One of the reasons that I decided to center this second season of the ArtCurious Podcast around art and World War Two is that there are so many different stories that we can tell about how art and war intersect-- especially and most critically during this war to end all wars. As I discussed in episode #21, the first of the season, it may seem on the surface that there aren’t many direct correlations between World War Two and the arts, but in fact, there were many very tangible connections-- and you can even say that there were physical connections between the two as well. Because while the lives of millions were in the balance during the run of the war, so were those of the visual arts as well. Thousands of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, once safely ensconced in homes or collections, were suddenly uprooted at the whim of one man, with one very particular museum in mind for them. Today, we’re digging into the story behind one of the most significant museums never built-- Hitler’s Fuhrermuseum-- and was it really going to be as great as it purported to be?
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Additional music credits: "Lädschad" by Dee Yan-Kee is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "La brise" by Circus Marcus is licensed under BY-NC 3.0; "Arrival" by Misha Dioxin is licensed under BY 4.0; "Rise" by Kyle Preston is licensed under BY-NC 4.0; "The Signals" by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under BY-NC 4.0
Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the link below:
Daily Beast: Inside Hitler's Fantasy Museum
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