Art & Totalitarianism Gallery Chat

    April 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Jewish History Museum
    564 S Stone Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    “In 1937 the Nazis held the Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibition, an ideological move intended to censor and dismantle the individual creativity of modern artists. This talk will explore the context surrounding the exhibition and investigate the impact of censorship and the Nazi’s comparison of modern artists with those suffering from mental illness.

    In partnership with the University of Arizona Museum of Art’s Verboten/Forbidden exhibition, featuring curators Olivia Miller and Hannah Soltys.”

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


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