Adam Kraft’s sculptures have endured in public places in Nuremberg for over 500 years. They will provide the basis for art historian Corine Schleif’s discussion of how art has participated in religious rituals, economic developments, art-historical debates, political decision-making, and military strategies through the centuries. Patrons and sculptors carved themselves into the cityscape, thereby assuming important political and social positions. Early audiences employed the works not only to support public health but to justify pogroms against Jews.
09 Feb 16