Most Wanted Art: Unrecovered Art of WWII with the Monuments Men and Women Foundation
In this 4-part lecture series, join the Monuments Men and Women Foundation in examining individual cases of stolen artwork that’s been missing since WWII.
At the end of World War II, the Monuments Men and Women recovered and returned some four million cultural objects, including priceless archival materials and works of art. Still, hundreds of thousands of cultural objects that disappeared during and immediately after the war remain missing today. Join senior researcher of the Monuments Men and Women Foundation Casey Shelton, along with a lineup of special guests, as they examine individual cases of missing works of art that have yet to be found. Each case we cover will be pulled from the Foundation’s WWII Most Wanted Art™ deck of playing cards, put together to bring visibility to some of the most important works of art that have been missing for over 75 years. Each will be comprehensively investigated, its unique story detailed within the broader context of the Nazi looting operations. By the end of this course, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the individual histories of these works of art, their rightful owners, and the larger context of the Nazi looting operations.