Take a close look at a drawing in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum by the Austrian artist, Egon Schiele. Stay for a screening of the film Portrait of Wally, a documentary about a Holocaust theft of a portrait by Schiele that was discovered hanging on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art. The “Wally” case brought the story of Nazi looted art into the open, eventually forcing museums in Europe and the U.S. to search their own collections for suspect objects.
2012. USA/Austria. 90 min. Not Rated. Directed by Andrew Shea.
*Free screening on Sunday, April 21 at 2 pm with an introduction by Robin Frank, Chief Curator.