Join Victoria S. Reed, Curator for Provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) for "The Fate of Art in Vienna during the Nazi Era."
Many works of art that were in Viennese private collections before World War II were displaced, looted, or forcibly sold during the National Socialist period. Recent attempts to recover lost and stolen masterworks by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and others have led to high-profile ownership disputes in the United States. This lecture will examine the fate of Austrian art collections during the Nazi era, and will take a close look at the journeys of highlights from the MFA’s collection as well as well-known paintings by Klimt and Schiele.
About Victoria Reed:
Victoria S. Reed is the Curator for Provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). In this role, she is responsible for the research and documentation of the provenance of the MFA’s encyclopedic collection, the review of potential acquisitions and loans, and the development of due diligence policies and practice throughout the curatorial division. Reed has lectured widely and published extensively on matters related to provenance research. She received her MA and Ph.D. in art history at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and her BA in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College.