'Afterlives' Exhibition

'Afterlives' Exhibition

THE JEWISH MUSEUM
New York City, USA + Online Events |
https://thejewishmuseum.org/index.php/exhibitions/afterlives-recovering-the-lost-stories-of-looted-art

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
During World War II, untold numbers of artworks and pieces of cultural property were stolen by Nazi forces. After the war, an estimated one million artworks and 2.5 million books were recovered. Many more were destroyed. This exhibition chronicles the layered stories of the objects that survived, exploring the circumstances of their theft, their post-war rescue, and their afterlives in museums and private collections.
Afterlives includes objects looted from Jewish collections during the war, including works by such renowned artists as Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Gustave Courbet, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Camille Pissarro. The Jewish Museum has also commissioned four contemporary artists to create new works that address the resonance of the exhibition’s themes: Maria Eichhorn, Hadar Gad, Dor Guez, and Lisa Oppenheim. Treasured pieces of Judaica, including rare examples of Jewish ceremonial objects from destroyed synagogues, will also be on view, as well as rarely seen archival photographs and documents that connect the objects to history.
75 years after the Second World War, Afterlives explores how surviving artworks and other precious objects were changed by those events, and how they have moved through time, bearing witness to profound historical ruptures while also acting as enduring carriers of individual expression, knowledge, and creativity. The exhibition follows the paths taken by works of art across national borders, through military depots, and in and out of networks of collectors, looters, ideologues, and restitution organizations.

DIGITAL PROGRAMME - AONIA SAYS
To complement their ongoing ‘Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art’ exhibition, the Jewish Museum has put on a series of online talks, tours and workshops for people to participate in online. Their programme goes back in time and uncovers the untold stories of individual objects which have been passed down before and after World War II.

EXHIBITION DATES
20th August 2021 - 9th January 2022

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS & CREDITS
Exhibition organized by The Jewish Museum, New York
Image credit: Henri Matisse, Girl in Yellow and Blue with Guitar, 1939, oil on canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago, Brooks McCormick Estate, 2007.290. © Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; image provided by The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, New York.

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'Afterlives' Exhibition
  • 21.12.02 (Thu Dec 2nd) | Lines of Distinction Lecture

    Event: FROM DANZIG TO THE JEWISH MUSEUM: PRECIOUS SURVIVAL AND THE LEGACY OF JEWISH CEREMONIAL ART
    THE LINES OF DISTINCTION LECTURE.
    Organizer: JEWISH MUSEUM.
    Speakers: Abigail Rapoport.
    Date: Dec 2nd 6:30pm Eastern Time (USA). Equivalent times:
    Americas - PT: Dec 2nd 3:30pm | ET: Dec 2nd 6:3...

  • 21.12.06 (Mon Dec 6th) | Looting, Loss, and Recovery

    Event: LOOTING, LOSS, AND RECOVERY: A VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM.
    Organizer: JEWISH MUSEUM.
    Speakers: Lisa Moses Leff, Timothy Snyder, Darsie Alexander, Sam Sackeroff, Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Rafael Cardoso.
    Date: Dec 6th 5:00pm Eastern Time (USA). Equivalent times:
    Americas - PT: Dec 6th 2:00pm | ET: D...

  • 21.12.08 (Wed Dec 8th) | Workshop: Painting Stories

    Event: ADULT STUDIO WORKSHOP
    PAINTING STORIES.
    Organizer: JEWISH MUSEUM.
    Speakers: Jaqueline Cedar.
    Date: Dec 8th 1:00pm Eastern Time (USA). Equivalent times:
    Americas - PT: Dec 8th 10:00am | ET: Dec 8th 1:00pm.
    Europe - UK: Dec 8th 6:00pm | CET: Dec 8th 7:00pm.
    APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Dec 9th ...

  • 21.12.09 (Thu Dec 9th) | Looting, Loss, and Recovery

    Event: LOOTING, LOSS, AND RECOVERY: A VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM.
    Organizer: JEWISH MUSEUM.
    Speakers: Lisa Moses Leff, Timothy Snyder, Darsie Alexander, Sam Sackeroff, Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Rafael Cardoso.
    Date: Dec 9th 6:30pm Eastern Time (USA). Equivalent times:
    Americas - PT: Dec 9th 3:30pm | ET: D...

  • 21.12.12 (Sun Dec 12th) | Online: ASL Tour at Home

    Event: ASL TOUR AT HOME
    PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASL COMMUNITY.
    Organizer: JEWISH MUSEUM.
    Speakers: Alexandria Wailes.
    Date: Dec 12th 2:00pm Eastern Time (USA). Equivalent times:
    Americas - PT: Dec 12th 11:00am | ET: Dec 12th 2:00pm.
    Europe - UK: Dec 12th 7:00pm | CET: Dec 12th 8:00pm.
    APAC - CS...