News that the Bavarian Public Prosecutor’s office had seized the art collection of Cornelius Gurlitt (1932–2014), caused an international sensation in November 2013. The 1500 rediscovered works raised suspicions: had they been looted by the Nazis before and during World War II? In a joint exhibition project with the Kunstmuseum Bern as heir of Gurlitt’s art collection, the Bundeskunsthalle presents a selection of this extensive art collection focusing on Nazi art theft and its consequences.
The exhibition presents a selection of works from a broad spectrum of the history of art (from Dürer to Monet, to Beckmann) that have been hidden for decades. By thematising the provenance the works, the exhibition also sheds light on the objects’ complex history.
We will meet at the Foyer of the Bundeskunsthalle, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn at 3.15 pm (15 min ahead of the tour).