With the renewed interest in The Monuments Men, the U.S. Army unit that scoured Europe for looted Nazi art during WWII, brought about by the film of the same name, the Norton Museum of Art is reprising last month’s Curator’s Conversation, Looted! The Fate of Europe’s Masterpieces During WWII. The presentation, which highlights a masterpiece in the Norton Collection once plundered by Herman Goering, is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 during the Museum’s weekly Art After Dark series.
Associate Curator of European Art Jerry Dobrick will give a presentation in the Delacorte Gallery, which houses the European Art Collection. A painting in the Collection, King Pyrrhus (1656) by Ferdinand Bol, was looted by Goering, “liberated” from his vast store of plundered masterpieces, and eventually returned to its rightful owner.
To learn how the painting came to be in Goering’s “collection” and how it became part of the Norton Collection, you’ll have to attend the presentation! (Painting details are below.)
Artist: FERDINAND BOL (Dutch, 1616-1680) King Pyrrhus, 1656 Oil on canvas, 47 ½ x 39 inches Gift of Valerie Delacorte in memory of George T. Delacorte, Publisher and Philanthropist, 2007.22
Art After Dark that evening also includes original, harmony-laden, acoustic music by the homegrown Baron Sisters, docent-led tours, and a chef demo.
Museum admission is half price on Thursdays.
For more information, visit www.norton.org, or call (561) 832-5196.
About the Norton Museum
The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major Holidays). General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children ages 12 and under. Special group rates are available. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton.org.