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Arts Society Halifax Present

The Art of the Steal: Nazi Looting during WWII

Tue 11 Jun, 1:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium

Tickets: £8 , approx running time: 90mins

The Nazis looted over 20% of Western Art during World War 11 and the effects are still evident. This lecture will cover the following topics: setting the scene in Germany, the Fuhrer museum, Nazi art repositories, post war restitution and the Monuments Men, contemporary restitution issues and current international recovery efforts. Several landmark international cases will be discussed, including Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer and the stash of looted art found in Cornelius Gurlitt’s flat.