The Craig Fahle Show

Who Owns Art? The Holocaust, Ethics and Cultural Patrimony

Wednesday September 12, 2012

King David Handing the Letter to Uriah, Pieter Lastman, 1611, oil on oak panel. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Lord. Detroit Institute of Arts

On Thursday September 13, Wayne State University will host a panel discussion about the ownership of stolen, looted or confiscated art. The discussion is in conjunction with the Forbidden Art exhibition, which showcases art made by concentration camp prisoners during World War II. WDET's Martina Guzman speaks with two members of the panel, Dora Apel, Associate Professor of Art History at Wayne State University, and Graham Beal, director, president and CEO of the Detroit Institute of Art, about art ownership and the ethics behind the return of contested cultural property.

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