Day: November 20, 2013

“Popular, New Museum of Art Exhibition Now Open to the Public”

“Popular, New Museum of Art Exhibition Now Open to the Public”

Via “BYU

“The Brigham Young University Museum of Art is expecting record attendance for its newest exhibition, Sacred Gifts: The Religious Art of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann and Frans Schwartz.  The museum now houses nearly two dozen paintings of Christ from these master painters, secured from museums and donors in New York City, Denmark, Germany and Sweden. Some of the paintings are displayed outside of their home locations for the very first, and possibly last, time.” Read More.

Destruction of Art as Crime Against Humanity?

Center for Art Law

“Crimes against humanity,” decided by the International Criminal Court, include ‘odious offenses’ against human beings but not inanimate objects. The International Court of Justice may only hear disputes between states as parties to the dispute and usually those stemming from an international treaty or convention. There is no international forum to decide crimes against art and there are no laws declaring art destruction a crime against humanity. The apparent fate of the paintings stolen from the Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum in the Netherlands on October 16, 2012, is calling for retribution and international efforts to protect great works of art from successful but thoughtless thieves.

The seven paintings stolen from Kunsthal’s exhibition last fall, included Picasso’s Harlequin Head (1971), two late Monet’s Waterloo Bridge, London (1901) and Charing Cross Bridge, London (1901), Matisse’s Reading Girl in White and Yellow (1919), Paul Gauguin’s Girl in Front of Open Window (1898), Meyer…

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“Nigerian Archaeologists Protest German Exhibition of Looted Art”

“Nigerian Archaeologists Protest German Exhibition of Looted Art”

By Zacharys Anger Gundu via “All Africa”

The Archaeological Association of Nigeria (Aan) presents a statement on the recent German Nok exhibition in Frankfurt.  They accuse the German curators of academic colonization of archaeology for failing to agree to the exhibition first being hosted on Nigerian soil and for several other breaches concerning the heritage of NigeriaFollowing years of controversial archaeological investigations in parts of the Nok valley by German scholars led by . . . .”

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