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The Resource The Berlin masterpieces in America : paintings, politics, and the Monuments Men, Peter Jonathan Bell and Kristi A. Nelson ; with contributions by Tanja Bernsau, Kathryn Griffith, Neville Rowley, and Nancy Yeide

The Berlin masterpieces in America : paintings, politics, and the Monuments Men, Peter Jonathan Bell and Kristi A. Nelson ; with contributions by Tanja Bernsau, Kathryn Griffith, Neville Rowley, and Nancy Yeide

Label
The Berlin masterpieces in America : paintings, politics, and the Monuments Men
Title
The Berlin masterpieces in America
Title remainder
paintings, politics, and the Monuments Men
Statement of responsibility
Peter Jonathan Bell and Kristi A. Nelson ; with contributions by Tanja Bernsau, Kathryn Griffith, Neville Rowley, and Nancy Yeide
Creator
Contributor
Author
Host institution
Organizer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This exhibition catalogue focuses on the transfer of 202 paintings from the Berlin State Museums-including many of the greatest 15th to 18th-century works in the Gemäldegalerie-to the United States in the aftermath of World War II. In November 1945, the U.S. military government in Germany ordered that "at least 200 German works of art of greatest importance" be sent to Washington for safekeeping. After two years in storage, they were exhibited at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and in thirteen other cities across the country in 1948-49, before returning to Germany. The essays in the catalogue explore the controversy that surrounded this transfer of patrimony, as well as the reception of the paintings themselves in the United States. At the heart of the book is Walter I. Farmer, who served in the US Army as a Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives officer-a 'Monuments Man'-and as Director of the Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point (1945-46), which housed thousands of artworks recovered at the end of the war. Farmer is responsible for the Wiesbaden Manifesto, which protested the shipment of paintings to the United States and was signed by two-thirds of the Monuments officers active in Europe. Following the war, he was a resident of Cincinnati and stalwart supporter of the arts in the region for almost fifty years
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bell, Peter Jonathan
Dewey number
759.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND450
LC item number
.B45 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nelson, Kristi
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
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  • Masterpieces from the Berlin Museums (Exhibition)
  • Painting, European
  • Traveling exhibitions
  • Cultural property
  • Cultural property
  • Cultural property
  • Painting, European
Label
The Berlin masterpieces in America : paintings, politics, and the Monuments Men, Peter Jonathan Bell and Kristi A. Nelson ; with contributions by Tanja Bernsau, Kathryn Griffith, Neville Rowley, and Nancy Yeide
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This catalog accompanies the exhibition Paintings, Politics, and the Monuments Men: The Berlin Masterpieces in America on display at Cincinnati Art Museum, June 26, 2020-September 6, 2020"--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 215-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sold and stolen : the use and abuse of paintings in Nazi Germany and during World War II / Peter Jonathan Bell -- Map : the movements of the "202" -- Walter Farmer and the Central Collecting Point in Wiesbaden / Tanja Bernsau -- Making art history : the masterpieces' postwar tour / Kristi A. Nelson -- The road (back) to Berlin : the endless journey of the "202" / Neville Rowley -- Walter Ings Farmer : memories of a life -- What's past is prologue : provenance research in American museums / Nancy Yeide -- Catalogue -- Appendix : paintings from the Berlin museums
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1138996543
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781911282631
Lccn
2020003317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
The Berlin masterpieces in America : paintings, politics, and the Monuments Men, Peter Jonathan Bell and Kristi A. Nelson ; with contributions by Tanja Bernsau, Kathryn Griffith, Neville Rowley, and Nancy Yeide
Publication
Note
"This catalog accompanies the exhibition Paintings, Politics, and the Monuments Men: The Berlin Masterpieces in America on display at Cincinnati Art Museum, June 26, 2020-September 6, 2020"--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 215-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sold and stolen : the use and abuse of paintings in Nazi Germany and during World War II / Peter Jonathan Bell -- Map : the movements of the "202" -- Walter Farmer and the Central Collecting Point in Wiesbaden / Tanja Bernsau -- Making art history : the masterpieces' postwar tour / Kristi A. Nelson -- The road (back) to Berlin : the endless journey of the "202" / Neville Rowley -- Walter Ings Farmer : memories of a life -- What's past is prologue : provenance research in American museums / Nancy Yeide -- Catalogue -- Appendix : paintings from the Berlin museums
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1138996543
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781911282631
Lccn
2020003317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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