Episode 2: Haunted Bauhaus with Libby Otto

To see additional images of art mentioned in the podcast, visit the website of the Jewish Museum in Prague.

Elizabeth Otto, a professor of art history, is the author of the new book, “Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics.” In this installment of Into the Blue, Otto shares the story of Friedl Dicker, a multitalented artist and teacher, who used the German art school’s innovative methods to help heal children during one of Europe’s darkest periods.

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Elizabeth "Libby" Otto, Professor of Art History and Visual Studies.

Elizabeth "Libby" Otto.
Students on the balustrade of the canteen terrace, around 1931.

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