Art & the Holocaust: Understanding Aesthetic Experience as Empowerment
- Professor Heather Mathews
- March 14, 2013 3:40pm - 5:25pm
- Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center, Pacific Lutheran University
Professor Heather Mathews will look at what role the experience of art plays in our understanding of the Holocaust. In this session, we examine artworks as tools of empowerment, from the point of view of both the victim and the descendants of the perpetrators. We look first at paintings and objects made post-war to address the issue of German guilt, and end with a presentation by faculty from the Music Department of Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time." This event is held in conjunction with PLU's School of Arts and Communication (SOAC) FOCUS Series: Empowerment. Performers include Svend Ronning, violin; Craig Rine, clarinet; Richard Treat, cello; Cameron Bennett, piano.