Yearly Archives: 2016

Students in the art history graduate seminar “Rhetorics of Art, History and Memory After The Second World War” traveled to Berlin and Warsaw during spring break to research the intersection of art history with the fields of trauma and memory studies in the last two decades, by analyzing museums, monuments and memorials in the two European cities.

Bookburning Memorial

An update from Dr. Janis Bergman-Carton, SMU’s associate professor of Art History: Micha Ullman, (b. 1939) Library, 1995, Bebelplatz, Berlin, Germany Here is Claire in Berlin setting the scene for a conversation about Library, a subterranean counter-memorial by artist Mischa Ulmann that marks the site of Nazi book burnings in Bebelplabtz in 1933. It is deliberately easy to miss, so those interested have to look closer and harder to see the sunken glass plate in the pavement that provides a view into a room full of empty bookshelves.

2016-03-11T10:00:14+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Art History in Germany and Poland, 2016|

Reichstag in Berlin

Students in the art history graduate seminar “Rhetorics of Art, History and Memory After The Second World War” traveled to Berlin and Warsaw during spring break to research the intersection of art history with the fields of trauma and memory studies in the last two decades, by analyzing museums, monuments and memorials in the two European cities.

2016-03-09T15:43:02+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Art History in Germany and Poland, 2016|