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Through the years, M&G has developed topical videos to support the educational themes of our diverse exhibitions and outreaches.  Enjoy learning about the people of the past through these varied glimpses.

In this second installment we learn the “journey” of Cranach’s masterpiece during the war and its aftermath.

With Europe in shambles following World War II, much of the art that made its way to the New York art market had little documented provenance. In the next three videos, we’ll explore a landmark case in which an American museum returns a work of Holocaust looted art to the victims’ heirs without need of legal action.

Our third story on Nazi-looted art relates how the wealthy Viennese industrialist, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, was forced to forfeit a cherished portrait of his beloved wife Adele.

Our second story on Nazi-looted art recounts the tragic events in the life of collector Leo Bendel and his wife Else. Leo’s favorite painting was done by the popular German Romanticist Carl Spitzweg. Ironically, it is titled Justice.

The value of art cannot be measured in currency alone. For many, art is a conduit for family memories, an emblem of a treasured cultural heritage. Our next three videos will examine how the Nazis’ pillaging of Europe during World War II impacted three Jewish families. The first episode highlights the Cassirer’s attachment to Pissarro’s Rue St, Honore: Afternoon Rain-Effect. 

In our last segment on this notorious forger, you’ll learn (among other things) how his son endeavored to carry on the family legacy.

In Part 2 of the Han van Meegeren saga, you’ll learn about the elaborate process he used to fool some of the best art connoisseurs of his day.

In our next three videos we’ll focus on Han van Meegeren, the talented but unstable forger who duped Hitler’s henchman Hermann Göring. Part 1 examines his early life.

Stories of notorious forgers have long piqued interest, but what about their victims?  Watch the video to learn the identity of ten of the most frequently forged artists.

Why We Collect

  • Sep 01, 2018

Dr. Bob Jones, Jr., founder of the Museum & Gallery, was a respected connoisseur and ardent collector.  Watch the video to find out why others in the upstate “love collecting.” 

Watch this video to learn how Dr. Karen Rowe “reads” one of the most intriguing works in our Museum & Gallery collection.

Dawn Evers Corley says, “Owning a piece of antique silver is like owning a moment in time.” Watch the video to learn about one such “moment.”

Conservation

  • Jun 01, 2018

What does it take to restore and preserve an Old Master painting? Bill Brown and Noelle Ocon from the North Carolina Museum of Art help unravel the mystery.

500 years ago, everything changed because of one man, Martin Luther. Learn more about the man: his life, his education, and key turning points.