Poster for Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt. 1927. Germany. Directed by Walther Ruttman. Image courtesy Filmmuseum Berlin–Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek
  • T2, Film Exhibitions Galleries
  • T1, Film Exhibitions Galleries

During the period from the end of World War I to Hitler’s becoming Chancellor, German filmmaking was rich in stylistic and narrative innovation, and internationally influential. This show celebrates the period with posters and film stills drawn from the collections of MoMA and the Deutsche Kinemathek, Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin, as well as a selection of graphically striking presentation books from Germany’s UFA film studio, acquired in 1937 by the Museum’s founding film curator Iris Barry.

This gallery exhibition is presented in conjunction with a film exhibition.

Organized by Ron Magliozzi, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, with Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, and Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film.

The exhibition is supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

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