Now on view at LACMA: Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures, the exhibition the Art Newspaper calls a “major blockbuster.”

Image credit: Sibylle Bergemann, Half Statue (detail), 1984, black and white photography, © Sibylle Bergemann

Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures is a groundbreaking, comprehensive look at the scope of postwar German painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance, revealing how East and West German artists developed their own distinctive versions of modern and postmodern art during the Cold War. The exhibition also offers many surprises, including artists whose work has never before been seen in the U.S.
Special Screening: The Reader
January 31 | 4 pm

Film Series: Torn Curtain: The Two Germanys on Film*
Through February 21

Lecture: Robert Storr
February 7 | 2 pm

Film Series: Wende Flicks: Last Films from East Germany*
Through March 1

Lecture: Jane Pavitt*
March 2 | 7 pm

Curator’s Walkthrough: Stephanie Barron*
March 7 | 10 am

Conversations with Artists: Paul McCarthy
March 12 | 7 pm

Conversations with Artists: Friedrich Kunath
March 19 | 7 pm

Late Night Art: Berlin 1945–2009*
April 4 | 8 pm–midnight

Reading: August Kleinzahler and Heather McHugh*
April 7 | 8 pm

*Indicates reservations and/or tickets required

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This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in cooperation with Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH. It was made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. Additional support was provided by LACMA’s Art Museum Council. The international tour has been funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie.

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