Upcoming Special Exhibitions

Light & Noir:

Exiles and émigrés in Hollywood, 1933-1950

October 11, 2015-January 10, 2016

Main Special Exhibition Gallery


Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 tells the fascinating story of immigration, acculturation, and innovation that influenced Hollywood film as an American cultural phenomenon.

After coming to power in early 1933, Hitler took control of the German film industry and used cinema to fuel his propaganda. As a result, many German-speaking film icons fled to America and became the actors, directors, writers, and composers of Hollywood’s “Golden Age.”

Through costumes, props, film footage, and personal memorabilia, the exhibition explores how beloved films such as Casablanca and Double Indemnity were shaped by these pioneering film artists.

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