Americans rightly take great pride in the freedoms afforded to us by the First Amendment. Which is what makes the ongoing self-censorship among a group of highly regarded art scholars, who work at some of our most prestigious and respected museums and universities, so deeply and profoundly disturbing.
A list of art compiled by U.S. troops in 1950 may help Jewish heirs identify works looted by the Nazis that wound up in a squalid Munich apartment, researchers from the Holocaust Art Restitution Project said.
A Dallas pension fund’s glass-skinned apartment tower may need costly changes after the Nasher Sculpture Center, home to works by Degas, Picasso and Rodin, complained of damaging light and heat reflected by the building.
Ekkeheart Gurlitt has little good to say about his cousin Cornelius, who hoarded hundreds of works by artists such as Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall for the past half century. There’s one positive thing, though, that he’ll tell you about the 80-year-old recluse: He saved the art.
The great-granddaughters of the German-Jewish painter Max Liebermann are growing impatient with Berlin museum authorities about two drawings from his collection they say were lost as a result of Nazi persecution.
Detroit’s creditors, including bond insurers, asked the judge overseeing the city’s bankruptcy to give them a role in valuing its art collection, an asset that could be used to pay creditors owed $18 billion.