Emma Kearney ’13, an art-history and English major from Peachtree City, Georgia, presented on the topic of degenerate art in the era of the Nazis. An exhibit at the Modern Museum of Art brought art the Nazi’s seized from museums in Germany to New York City. Emma explored why.
Degeneracy is defined as a decline from a previous peak. The Nazis cast off art from different periods, especially the Weimar period in German art — “Basically anything Hitler didn’t like!” Emma said.