"The Legacy of Nazi Art Looting" short course

Past event

The Legacy of Nazi Art Looting

A four session course with Prof. Elizabeth Campbell (DU, Dept. of History)

Through DU's Enrichment Program

Tuesdays, 7-9 pm • April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2018

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A nationally recognized specialist in Nazi art looting, Associate Professor Campbell continues the conversation in a three-session course focusing on the legacy of Nazi art looting. Discuss case studies of ongoing high-profile cultural property disputes: the latest on the infamous Gurlitt stash found in Germany and Austria (totaling nearly 1,500 works of art); a lawsuit over the “Adam” and “Eve” paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder, now in the possession of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena; and a contested Picasso at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Explore the complicated history behind the art dispute headlines and come away with deeper understanding of why this issue is more important than ever.

Elizabeth Campbell, associate professor of History and director of The Center for Art Collection Ethics, is the author of Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage under Vichy and is currently writing a book on the Allied recovery of art looted by the Nazis.