"Felix Nussbaum Haus"
"Jewish Museum Berlin"
"Imperial War Museum North"
"Extension to the Denver Art Museum"
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December 20 (Friday), 2002 - February 23 (Sunday), 2003 Gallery A, B, 5F Lobby


"Felix Nussbaum Haus"
(1998 / Osnabrck, Germany)

Photo: Bitter+Bredt
Photo: Bitter+Bredt

Museum Without Exit--Schnberg's Moses speaking the Word

In the exhibition, a model of the Felix Nussbaum Haus is surrounded by the score of the final portion of Act Two of "Moses and Aaron," the unfinished opera by Arnold Schnberg. This opera ends abruptly with a despairing Moses addressing the absence of the Word, saying "oh word, thou word."

A private museum constructed so as to link the two existing museums in the town of Osnabrk, the Historical Museum and the Fork Art Museum. Felix Nussbaum was a Jewish painter who became a victim of the Nazis. The architecture of the museum is intended both to showcase his work and to narrate his life as an embodiment of the unfortunate but indomitable history of the Jewish people.

Text in quotation marks is taken from the catalogue
The Fifth Hiroshima Art Prize: Daniel Libeskind,
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002.

Felix Nussbaum Haus
Studio Daniel Libeskind