This spring, the Baltimore Museum of Art is one of many Charm City-based arts institutions commemorating the Holocaust with special programming and exhibitions. Through May 26, the BMA presents “Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s.”
The exhibition showcases masterworks created in response to the rise of European fascism and the Holocaust by such artists as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro. It also includes works by Andre Masson and Jewish artist Mark Rothko.
Masson, his Jewish wife, Rose Makles, and their children were saved from Nazi persecution by Saidie Adler May, a Jewish Baltimorean and BMA benefactor who paid for their rescue and arranged for Masson to have the first exhibition of his work at the museum in 1941.
View some of the images from the exhibition above. All images courtesy the Baltimore Museum of Art.