How Jews Made the Art World Modern
Chair: Patrick Bade
The fate of art stolen by the Nazis has become a cause célèbre in recent decades; Boston University professor of history Charles Dellheim turns this story on its head by revealing how certain Jewish outsiders came to acquire so many old and modern masterpieces in the first place – and what this reveals about Jews, art, and modernity. From the 19th century to the present day, Belonging and Betrayal tells the epic story of the fortunes and misfortunes of a small number of eminent art dealers and collectors who, against the odds, played a pivotal role in the migration of works of art from Europe to the United States and in the triumph of modern art. In conversation with art historian and author Patrick Bade.
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Patrick Bade is an art historian. His works include Femme Fatal: Images of Evil and Fascinating Women, and studies of artists such as Degas, Klimt and Renoir.