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Spindel Lecture: David D'Arcy on "Recovering Nazi Art Loot: Unfinished Business"

  • 4/1/2014 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

Spindel Lecture: David D'Arcy on "Recovering Nazi Art Loot: Unfinished Business"

David D'Arcy is a film producer, journalist and critic who is a correspondent for The Art Newspaper of London.

D'Arcy, a frequent commentator on the BBC, has been writing about cultural property disputes for more than 25 years for many publications, including The Economist, Vanity Fair, Art + Auction, and Art & Antiques. 

He is the co-producer and co-writer of "Portrait of Wally," a documentary film about a Nazi-looted painting that turned up on loan at the Museum of Modern Art.

D'Arcy's lecture is sponsored by the Harry Spindel Memorial Lectureship in Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Affairs.

Rosalyne Spindel Bernstein and Sumner Bernstein established the Spindel Lectureship in 1977 in memory of Mrs. Bernstein's father, Harry Spindel, as a lasting testimony to his lifelong devotion to Jewish learning. Past speakers and presenters have included Ruth W. Messinger, Jonathan Safran Foer, Tony Kushner, Art Spiegelman, James Carroll, Lucy Dawidowicz, Irving Howe, Arthur Hertzberg, Grace Paley, Elizabeth Holtzman, Barney Frank, Michael Walzer, Daniel Boyarin, Sandi DuBowski, Susannah Heschel, and Robert Bernheim '86.