Kafka, Kraus, Masaryk, Lilien: Central European Cultural Migration

Default Placeholder Photo

Exhibition curated by Naomi Hume, Graduate Student in the Department of Art History.

The careers of Franz Kafka, Karl Kraus, Tomas Masaryk, and E. M. Lilien, featured in this exhibition, illustrate the internal and external migration of cultural and political figures. All born within the Hapsburg Empire, in Prague, like Camill Hoffmann they had to negotiate the breakdown of empire, World War I, and post-war reconstruction and reconciliation. And, Jewish or not, Prague's special status as a multicultural capital within the empire made Jewish identity a central issue in each of their lives.

Exhibit Publications & Documents

Exhibit Text

Exhibit Checklist