german to me

This audio walk was made for SFMOMA’s 6th floor art galleries. As of July 27th it’s the most popular piece of audio content at SFMOMA (besides the introduction). To listen, download the free SFMOMA Detour app on your phone.


Hitler called modern art degenerate, banned its creation, and terrified those who made it. German artists who emerged after 1960 struggled to make sense of their nation’s tortured identity and their art channeled the skepticism, uncertainty, and excitement of a country desperate to rise from its calamitous past. Join German-American radio producer Luisa Beck on a journey back to her hometown, where she follows a trail of questions about art, history, and ultimately, her own identity.

You can read more about it here:

East Bay Express: “A Peek at SFMOMA’s Game-Changing New Audio Tour

Wired article: “SFMOMA’s new app will forever change how you enjoy museums”

NPR segment featuring the walk

You can listen to the audio promo below: