Stolen-art exhibits

This article appears on page 4 of the December 2017 issue.

In 2014, it was discovered that art dealer Cornelius Gurlitt, son of Nazi art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, had hoarded more than 1,500 unreported works of art in his Munich apartment, most suspected to have been stolen by the Nazis. Cornelius died before facing trial for tax evasion, and he left his collection to the Kunstmuseum Bern. Until March 11, 2018, more than 400 of the works can be seen in two locations. 

• Kunstmuseum Bern (Hodlerstrasse 12, Bern, Switzerland; phone +41 31 328 09 44, www.kunstmuseum
bern.ch)
is hosting an exhibit of “degenerate art” (deemed “un-German” or “Jewish”) that was confiscated from German museums by Nazis. CHF18 (near $18) special exhibit, CHF7 permanent collection or CHF22 both.

• Bundeskunsthalle (Museumsmeile Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, Bonn, Germany; phone +49 228 9171 200, www.bundeskunsthalle.de/en) is showing art believed stolen from Jewish owners during the Third Reich. (Only six original owners have been identified.) “Nazi Art Theft & its Consequences” will next open in Bern, then in other museums. 15 (near $17.50).