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Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art

Museums The Jewish Museum , Central Park Until Sunday January 9 2022
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Photograph: John Parnell, courtesy The Jewish Museum

Time Out says

The Jewish Museum's new exhibit explores the subject of art looting during World War II, focusing on the Nazi's theft of artwork and the journey these some 1 million works (And 2.5 million books) took as they traveled through distribution centers, sites of recovery, and networks of collectors, before, during, and after the war. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and Judaica that survived this traumatic period of violence and upheaval against tremendous odds. By tracing the fascinating timelines of individual objects as they passed through hands and sites, their myriad stories will be brought forward, often in dialogue with archival documents and photographs that connect them to history.

Afterlives will include works by major artists that were looted from Jewish collections during the war as well as treasured pieces of Judaica. Rare examples of Jewish ceremonial objects from destroyed synagogues; works by such renowned artists as Pierre Bonnard, Marc Chagall, Paul Cézanne, Gustave Courbet, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Camille Pissarro, among others; and rarely seen archival photographs and documents will all be on view. 


Venue name: The Jewish Museum
Address: 1109 Fifth Ave
New York
Cross street: at 92nd St
Transport: Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St; 6 to 96th St
Price: $18, but free on Saturdays

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