‘Fateful Choices’ Exhibition at Israel Museum
Fateful Choices: Art from the Gurlitt Trove, curated by Shlomit Steinberg, is on exhibit at the Israel Museum in collaboration with the Kunstmuseum in Bern. The exhibition presents works of art from the Schwabing Trove, a collection discovered in 2012 amassed by Dr. Hildebrand Gurlitt, a museum director, art dealer, and agent for the Third Reich. Works by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Otto Dix, Oskar Kokoschka, Georg Grosz, and Max Beckmann are displayed alongside Dutch still life paintings from the 17th century, Rococo pastels from the 18th century and 19th century portraits. The German Lost Art Foundation focuses on cultural assets which as a result of persecution by the National Socialists under the Nazi dictatorship and the Second World War were relocated, confiscated, moved or seized, in particular from former Jewish owners (“Nazi confiscated art”).