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Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art


Jewish Museum / New York / Art

Of the countless works of art and cultural objects stolen by the Nazis during the course of the Second World War, approximately one million artworks and 2.5 million books have so far been recovered. Seventy-five years on, this exhibition tracks the complex and intertwined stories behind these works—the artists who made them, the families who owned them, and the looters who stole them. “Afterlives” brings together works by artists ranging from Chagall to Cézanne, the Jewish ceremonial objects known as Judaica, and commissioned works by four contemporary artists. —Sabina Vitale

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