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About This Event
Participate in a two-part virtual symposium exploring a range of topics related to the exhibition Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art. Part one will premiere on the Jewish Museum’s YouTube channel on December 6 from 5 – 7:30 pm EST and will feature historians Rafael Cardoso, Lisa Moses Leff, Timothy Snyder, and Sarah Abrevaya Stein as well as co-curators Darsie Alexander, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator, and Sam Sackeroff, Lerman-Neubauer Assistant Curator. Experts in their respective fields of study, the speakers will address a range of topics including the specific restitution story of a single painting, Max Pechstein’s Paysage (1912), the destruction of the Jewish community of Salonica [Thessaloniki, Greece], and the efforts of Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Inc. The exhibition curators will also provide a video overview of the exhibition. Viewers are encouraged to pose questions for the speakers in the chat during the video premieres. Videos will continue to be available for future viewing.
Then on December 9 at 6:30 pm EST join us on Zoom for part two of the symposium, a live virtual conversation moderated by the exhibition curators. Speakers will have the opportunity to respond to one another’s presentations and engage in a discussion considering several broader themes including the role that cultural restitution and related issues should play in scholarship and museum practice in the future. Audience questions will be addressed.
Image: Henri Matisse, Girl in Yellow and Blue with Guitar, 1939. The Art Institute of Chicago, Brooks McCormick Estate, 2007.290. © Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; image provided by The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, New York.