Masterpiece Theatre Art Cinema Series: "The Rape of Europa"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:30pm

Art-related films every second and fourth Wednesday.

Films begin at 3:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.

February 27: Rape of Europa: Adolf Hitler spent years struggling to establish himself as an artist before his political ambitions rose to the surface and he brought the Nazi Party to power in Germany. This documentary offers a unique perspective on how Hitler's aesthetic viewpoint may have affected his nation's actions during World War II. The Rape of Europa examines the artistic tastes of Hitler and his leading advisors, and how they looted many of the great museums and private art collections of Europe during the course of World War II in order to stock museums built during the Third Reich. For those interested, there will be a discussion following the film.