OSHR 1708 - Art and World War II

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

When we think of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, or Stalinist USSR, we don’t immediately think of images of architectural commissions or public sculpture, yet cultural production in all of the major world powers during the 1930s and 1940s reflects crucial elements of their societies and political ideologies.

This class will explore the art and architecture of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, the Stalinist Soviet Union, and the United States and explore the fate of modern art during this tumultuous time.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Annie Krieg

Annie Krieg earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in modern German and Central European architecture. She enjoys sharing her love of visual culture and socio-political history as an instructor in CSU’s Department of Art and Art History, and Osher.