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Panel Discussion: European Modernism and Spirituality
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9206
Wednesday, January 30, 6:00¬–8:00 pm

Throughout much of the 20th century, secularism has dominated Western thought, yet art has often offered both overt and occult connections to spirituality. Fritz Ascher and El Lissitzky reflect this complicated truth in very different but equally compelling ways.

Watch the video of the event here.

Panel discussion moderated by Rose-Carol Washton Long, Professor Emerita of 19th and 20th Century European Art, CUNY Graduate Center, with speakers Elizabeth Berkowitz, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, Rockefeller Archive Center; Matthew Drutt, editor, writer and independent curator; and Ori Z. Soltes, Teaching Professor of Jewish Civilization, Georgetown University.

Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY and the Art History Department at The Graduate Center, CUNY; the Fritz Ascher Society; and the Grey Art Gallery, NYU. This event is part of Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19, an initiative of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the Goethe-Institut, with the support of the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

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