War and art
During conflicts, artworks are protected, instrumentalized or destroyed. WW2 is an outstanding example of the fate of art in times of war. Museums' artworks were hidden or stoled, avant-garde art was destroyed or labelled degenerate, and Jewish collectors were robbed. Check out our playlist to learn more about this crazy historical period!

Because while the lives of millions were in the balance during the run of the war, so were those of the visual arts as well. Thousands of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, once safely ensconced in homes or collections, were suddenly uprooted at the whim of one man, with one very particular museum in mind for them. Today, we’re digging into the story behind one of the most significant museums never built– Hitler’s Führermuseum– and was it really going to be as great as it purported to be?

Content produced by: Art Curious

On the agenda
podcast - 28:44
Hitler’s Führermuseum
By: ArtCurious
video - 3:55
This French Woman Risked Her Life to Document Nazi Theft
By: Smithsonian Education
video - 18:17
How the Mona Lisa was saved from Nazi looting
By: L'histoire nous le dira
video - 42:47
Versailles occupied. The Château in the Second World War
By: Château de Versailles
podcast - 31:37
The Monuments Men
By: ArtCurious
podcast - 24:11
Art and WWII- The Long Shadow
By: ArtCurious