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Thursday, April 20, 2023
Restitution of Nazi Art Plunder: Recent Successes and Ongoing Challenges
Join our panel discussion on recent successes and challenges in the restitution of Nazi-looted art, examining a case study of the Gutmann collection plundered in the Netherlands and France. Panelists include Simon Goodman, grandson of Fritz and Louise Gutmann and author of The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family's Art Treasures, and Isabella Zuralski-Yeager, art historian and retired senior archivist at the Getty Research Institute. Historian and ACE Director Elizabeth Campbell will moderate the discussion. The event will be streamed for audiences beyond Los Angeles, with a link provided closer to the date.
- 7-8:30 p.m. PDT
- Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA | Online
Legal and Ethical Challenges in Art Collections Ethics
In March 2021, ACE co-sponsored a panel with the Holocaust Awareness Institute (HAI) and the Holocaust Museum Houston. Panelists included Renée Albiston, Nicholas O'Donnell, Gus Kopriva, and was moderated by ACE Director Elizabeth Campbell.
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Why the Nazis Looted Art and Why it Still Matters
ACE Director Elizabeth Campbell, PhD investigated the connections between Nazi art plunder and the Holocaust, and why this history of expropriation still matters in March 2021. The webinar was co-sponsored with DU's Center for Judaic Studies, the Holocaust Museum Houston and the Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University.Learn More and View Recording
Ethical Stewardship of Contemporary Native Art
This February 12, 2020 panel brought together Native artists, curators and professors.Learn More and View Gallery
"Under the Hammer of the Nazis" Movie Screening
In April 2019 ACE screened the documentary followed by a Q&A with the current auction house owner, the provenance researcher she hired and the American family members who recovered objects.Learn More and View Gallery
Center for Art Collection Ethics Launch
Associate Professor of History Elizabeth Campbell and Dan Jacobs, curator of University Collections, launched the Center for Art Collection Ethics at an event in April 2017.Learn More and View Photos