Art and World War II: Hitler’s Cultural Ambitions and Nazi Theft

Gustav Klimt: Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907). Private collection.

Tuesday, December 7, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Virtual Program

From his failed attempts as a painter to his grand plans to loot European masterworks, art played a central role in Hitler’s personal life and political strategies. Learn more about Nazi exhibitions of so-called “degenerate art,” theft from European churches, museums and private collections as well as the challenge of restoring works to their rightful heirs today.

Jane Oneail curates and delivers art appreciation programs to audiences throughout New England. Jane holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. A New Hampshire native, she has worked as some of the state’s most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information visit

This free VIRTUAL program is sponsored collaboratively by the Canaan Town Library, the Converse Free Library, and the Plainfield Libraries.

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