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Between Two Worlds
3 March 2020 - 10 June 2020
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Buxton
Art that shines a spotlight on a time when communities and artists were affected by war and persecution is on show at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
Between Two Worlds explores the early to mid-20th century when governments sought to impose Western society and religion, depriving communities of their cultural identity.
In the turmoil of war artists were persecuted, interned and displaced. They faced discrimination and prejudice when not conforming on religious beliefs, racism or sexuality.
Between Two Worlds explores the art created during this tumultuous period featuring work by John Minton, Fred Uhlman, Josef Herman and Ben Enwonwu. It draws exhibits from Derbyshire County Council’s collection, such as the bequest of Arto Funduklian, the son of Armenian émigrés, including work by Marc Chagall, Duncan Grant and Wyndham Lewis.