Identity, Art, and Migration: Refugee Artists in America During the Nazi Period with Ori Z. Soltes

Professor and author Ori Z. Soltes, as co-founding Director of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project, has spent 20 years focused on the issue of Nazi-plundered art. We are thrilled to have Ori join our team with a series of three lectures.

Identity, Art, and Migration: Refugee Artists in America During the Nazi Period.

This presentation will focus on three artists—Anni Albers, Rudi Lesser, and Eva Hesse—who came to the United States during this period under very different circumstances and with diverse outcomes as artists. Their contexts are embedded in larger questions of artistic identity and how it could be affected by American policies regarding refugees before, during, and just after the Nazi era.

Nazism, the Arts, and the Pretense of Civilization with Ori Z. Soltes

Professor and author Ori Z. Soltes, as co-founding Director of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project, has spent twenty years focused on the issue of Nazi-plundered art.

Ori Z. Soltes is extremely engaging and a leading expert on  the issue of Nazi-plundered art.
You won’t want to miss these riveting stories…
Why was art and the plunder of cultural property so obsessively important to the Nazis? Why do civilizations  continue to plunder art and what was different about the Nazis doing it? How did the Allies react at the end of the war and why is this issue still ongoing?
and some compelling cases of Restitution ..
What happened to Chagall’s “The Village”? How did the Met keep Picasso’s work and the case of “Woman in Gold”? and much more

Nazism, the Arts, and the Pretense of Civilization Part 2: Wednesday, March 2

Identity, Art, and Migration: Refugee Artists in America During the Nazi Period: Wednesday, March 16