The New School Archives Digital Collections

New School Art Center audio recordings of public programs ➔ Art as a Political Weapon Round Table Discussion

    

Related people/organizations

Kay Boyle (speaker)
Telford Taylor (speaker)
Harold Rosenberg (speaker)
Wolf Von Eckhardt (speaker)
Howard White (moderator)
Jan G. Reifenberg (speaker)

Date

14 May 1963

Location:

New School Institutional Collections

Identifier

NS070202_NSAC_01

MLA Citation

Art as a Political Weapon Round Table Discussion. 14 May 1963. New School Art Center audio recordings of public programs. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 24 Jun 2018

Description


Companion event for “Weimar — Nuremberg — Bonn,” an exhibition of World War II-era German posters organized in honor of the University in Exile’s 30th Anniversary and as part of the New School Art Center’s “Art As A Political Weapon” exhibition series. The event was organized by the New School Art Center’s executive director Paul Mocsanyi, and moderated by Dr. Howard B. White, Dean of the Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research. Participants in the panel included novelist and historian Kay Boyle, journalist Jan G. Reifenberg, art critic Harold Rosenberg, Nuremberg trial chief prosecutor Telford Taylor, and writer and critic Wolf Von Eckhardt. The discussion explores the role of art in contemporary political discourse and its application as a propaganda tool during Nazi Germany. The event was covered widely in national and international markets.