News about Jewish Collectibles
France to return Nazi-looted Klimt to Jewish heirs
PARIS — The French government announced Monday it will return a Nazi-looted Gustav Klimt landscape painting to its rightful owners more than 80 years after it was stolen from a Jewish family in Austria.
Mira Lehr installation gifted to Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
MIAMI – Dr. Robert B. Feldman, a New York-based art collector, has promised a gift to the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU of a major installation by the artist Mira Lehr. The artwork, titled Sacred Dreams, is composed of 183 aerial sculptures that descend from the ceiling of the museum.
Dutch court refuses to return painting to Jewish heirs
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.
Jewish history museum seeks bankruptcy protection
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, seeking relief from debt brought by construction efforts.