The Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art in New York (FAS) researches, discusses, publishes and exhibits artists whose life and work were affected by the German Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945. With our work we commemorate their artistic achievements, introduce work that may have been forgotten to a broad audience, and initiate an active dialogue about individuality and artistic integrity in response to conditions of extreme duress and to political tyranny.
We facilitate this dialogue with innovative virtual programs for our global audience, and with exhibitions, book publications and public programs for our audiences in the US and Germany. Collaborations with internationally renown scholars, institutions and organizations ensure the high academic standard of our projects.
The Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art acknowledges and respects the traditional territories that we are grateful to inhabit. We are honored to assemble on the ancestral homelands of the Lenape in Manhattan. We are committed to continue their legacy of preserving the environmental integrity of this remarkable place and cultivating sustainable land use practices.