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Saturday, March 21, 10am – 4pm


Henry Moore. Shelterers in the Tube (detail), 1941. Courtesy of Tate Britain. Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee, 1946

$170; members $153

About the Class

What does it mean to leave your homeland unexpectedly, during unknown circumstances? How does being exiled impact arts and ideas? Examine key artists and intellectuals who fled Europe during the Second World War. Delve into the zeitgeist and trace the impact of the war on Paris’s art communities. Discover what the exiled Europeans transmitted to their younger contemporaries in the US, and, conversely, unpack the work of the Europeans who stayed behind.

Capacity: 75


Matthew Palczynski

Palczynski is an art history lecturer, consultant, curator, and educator for academic, corporate, and nonprofit institutions. He regularly leads sessions on innovation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, teaches art history at Tyler School of Art and the Barnes, and presents lectures worldwide for Road Scholar.