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Glory of Germania Lecture by Reinhard Andress, PhD
June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us on Sunday, June 2nd for a talk by Reinhard Andress, PhD of Loyola University Chicago. Some 25 feet high, 14 feet wide, and consisting of over 1,000 tiles, the “Glory of Germania” is a huge porcelain wall painting made by the Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin and sent by the German Empire to the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago, where it was seen by millions. In it, the goddess Germania reigns supreme as a manifestation of the German people and as a protector of the arts and sciences, aside from additional historical and mythical allusions. What is actually going on in this artwork? How did it end up in the Germania Club of Chicago after the fair? Why did it disappear from view and was stored in an attic for over 30 years? Where is it now? And quo vadis “Glory of Germania”?
This program included with General Admission:
Adults: $5, Seniors: $4, Children: $3, Members: Free