Eckmann wins Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award

Between the end of World War I and the Nazi rise to power, Germany’s Weimar Republic experienced unprecedented social, economic and political upheaval. It also served as a thriving laboratory of arts and culture.

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“New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919–1933” (2015) is a lavishly illustrated compendium of essays on this topic. Co-edited by Sabine Eckmann, the William T. Kemper Director and chief curator at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis, and Stephanie Barron, senior curator of modern art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the book has just been awarded the 2016 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award by the College Art Association (CAA).

The Alfred H. Barr Award honors the outstanding achievements of art historians and curators “whose efforts transcend their individual disciplines and contribute to the profession as a whole and to the world at large.” Eckmann and Barron were honored Feb. 3 during the CAA’s 104th Annual Conference. For more information, visit


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