Gurlitt: Status Report

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14 September 2018 – 7 January 2019

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Monday 10:00–19:00
Tuesday closed

News that the Bavarian Public Prosecutor’s office had seized the art collection of Cornelius Gurlitt (1932–2014), caused an international sensation when it was made public in November 2013. The origin of the more than 1500 works that the reclusive son of the art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt (1895–1956) had inherited from his father raised suspicions: had they been looted by the Nazis before and during the Second World War? To investigate these suspicions, the German government provided the funding necessary to conduct further research, while Cornelius Gurlitt agreed to restitute any work identified as looted. The exhibition Gurlitt: Status Report presents a selection of 250 works from a broad spectrum of the history of art that have been hidden from public view for decades. By thematising the provenance of each of the works on show, the exhibition also sheds light on the complex history of the individual objects.

An exhibition organised by the Bundeskunsthalle and Kunstmuseum Bern.
Image: Claude Monet (1840–1926): Waterloo Bridge, 1903, oil on canvas
Kunstmuseum Bern, Legat Cornelius Gurlitt 2014, Provenienz in Abklärung / aktuell kein Raubkunstverdacht