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June 15, 2021

The Architecture of Transportation in Washington D.C.


April 27, 2021

Reflecting Absence at the 9/11 Memorial with Michael Arad

 Michael Arad, Architect In 2004, Michael Arad won the design competition for the World Trade Center memorial. Arad, a young Israeli-American architect, studied architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and lived in New York when the Towers fell. His design, entitled Reflecting Absence, was selected out of over 5,000 entries and is a powerful example of commemorative and healing architecture. In this talk, Arad will give insights into his process and the healing nature of memorials.   From Muscarelle Explorations: Healing by Design Originally broadcast Apr 23, 2021
April 27, 2021

The Healing Wall Discussion: Christopher Kosinski & Jan Scruggs

 Christopher Kosinski, Film Director Jan C. Scruggs, Esq., Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial A virtual discussion and Q&A moderated by David Brashear with The Healing Wall documentary film director Christopher Kosinski and Jan C. Scruggs, Esq., who conceived of and was instrumental in the creation of the monument. This absorbing documentary tells the story of how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came into being and the powerful role it has in healing a nation.   From Muscarelle Explorations: Healing by Design Originally broadcast Apr 1, 2021
April 30, 2019

MUSEUMS AND NAZI-ERA LOOTED ART: AN ONGOING JOURNEY TO RESOLUTION

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION Museums and Nazi-era Looted Art: An Ongoing Journey to Resolution Issues of looted art and restitution, particularly of art misappropriated during the Nazi era, continue to be prevalent topics in art news coverage and remain important concerns for museums worldwide. Karen Daly will provide an overview of the issues, discussing the response of the American museum community, considering how recovery and restitution efforts have evolved to the present day, including an overview of VMFA’s experiences in resolving art restitution claims. This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving […]
April 15, 2019

MUSEUM ETHICS & GOVERNANCE ISSUES: BASICS AND BEYOND

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION Museum Ethics & Governance Issues: Basics and Beyond Thomas R. Kline and Jennifer Morris advise clients on art, museum, and cultural heritage matters. Their experience in the areas of Nazi seizures, wartime looting, forced sales, and thefts has allowed them to resolve a wide variety of disputes on behalf of families, museums, auction houses, and foreign governments. Kline and Morris will discuss museum ethics and governance issues that affect both private and public collections. Through a series of case studies, they will address museums’ responsibilities in acquiring and selling artworks; complying with local, state, and federal laws, as well as intentional conventions; and resolving ownership disputes. This series of […]
April 8, 2019

CULTURE INTERRUPTED: THE PURSUIT OF LOOTED ART & ANTIQUITIES

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION Culture Interrupted: The Pursuit of Looted Art & Antiquities The Third Reich left a long legacy of looted art to be restituted, as did other wars and conflicts. In her talk, L. Eden Burgess will discuss how claimants have used the courts to try to right those wrongs.   This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff. Reserve your spot here. Non-Members: $5. Purchase tickets […]