On October 29th at 2:00, The Walters Art Gallery will be hosting a talk with Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino, authors of Chasing Aphrodite. This is a must see talk for anyone interested in museums and the problematic history of the antiquities trade. Also on stage for the discussion will be Arthur Houghton, Curator at the Getty during the 80’s.
Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum
In recent years, several of America’s leading art museums have voluntarily given up their finest pieces of classical art to the governments of Italy and Greece. The monetary value is estimated at over half a billion dollars. Why would they be moved to such unheard-of generosity?