Art Looted in the Nazi Era: An Opening Journey to Resolution

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Issues of looted art and restitution, particularly of art misappropriated during the World War II era, continue to be very prevalent topics in art news coverage and remain important concerns for museums worldwide.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Karen Daly provides a historical overview of art looting in the Nazi era and the subsequent response of the museum community.  Furthermore, she considers how recovery and restitution efforts have evolved to the present day including a discussion of VMFA’s experiences in resolving two art restitution claims.