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The Art of the Steal: Nazi looting during WWII – The Arts Society

9 May @ 8:00 pm BST

The Nazis looted over 20% of Western Art during World War II, confiscating art from Jewish families and emptying museums throughout Europe. This lecture will provide an overview of Nazi looting by setting the scene in Nazi Germany, discussing Hitler’s obsession with art and how the Monuments Men recovered art after the war. Several landmark cases will be discussed in detail, including Gustav Klimt’s celebrated Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer and the stash of over 1200 artworks found in possession of the son of a notorious Nazi dealer.

Shauna Isaac has been active in World War II art restitution for several years and has worked with families and government organisations to recover Nazi looted art. She set up the Central Registry on Looted Cultural Property and served as a member of the Working Group for the Holocaust Era Assets Conference in Prague. Shauna studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art in the UK and Smith College in the USA. She is a regular lecturer at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Her publications include articles for The Art Newspaper, The Times Literary Supplement and Art Quarterly. She is a contributor to the book Insiders/Outsiders: Refuges from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British Visual Culture.

When

‘The Art of the Steal: Nazi looting during WWII’ will take place on Thursday 9 May at 8pm.

Tickets

From £10. To book, visit theartssocietychiswick.org.uk

Details

Date:
9 May
Time:
8:00 pm BST
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Venue

The Arts Society Chiswick
The Malinova Room
The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith W6 0RF United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
9 May
Time:
8:00 pm BST
Event Categories:
, ,

Venue

The Arts Society Chiswick
The Malinova Room
The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith W6 0RF United Kingdom
+ Google Map