Museum Open House - What the Nazis Stole from Richard Neumann (and the search to get it back)

Jay talks with Tom Selldorff and Claire Whitner, PhD. They’re here today to inform us about a very compelling and fascinating exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum entitled What the Nazis Stole from Richard Neumann (and the search to get it back). Dr. Richard Neumann was a successful industrialist and avid art collector from Austria who was forced by the Nazis to leave behind much of his noteworthy collection when he first fled Vienna to Paris in 1938 and later to Cuba in 1942—eventually immigrating to New York City in the early 1950s. Tom is Mr. Neumann’s grandson and Claire is the Director of Curatorial Affairs and the James A. Welu Curator of European Art at the Worcester Art Museum. During the program, we’ll learn about Dr. Neumann’s and later his family’s efforts over 75 years to regain possession of his remarkable collection, we’ll be finding out why and how the exhibition came about, go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate this incredible story of restitution and the outstanding artwork that is on display.



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