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Nazi-era art, discovered after the death of a German recluse, to be displayed in Bonn and Bern

The Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, Switzerland, and a museum (yet to be named) in Bonn, Germany, are planning to display some of the 1,500 Nazi-era artworks discovered upon the death of German recluse Cornelius Gurlitt in 2014.

Nazi-era artworks to go on display in Bern, Switzerland
Nazi-era artworks to go on display in Bern, Switzerland Image by Martin Abegglen / CC BY-SA 2.0

Gurlitt’s father, an art dealer, had been tasked by Hitler to strip pieces from Jewish collectors and art museums, and his son bequeathed the hoard to the art museum in Bern in his will. The exhibition is planned to run during the 2016/2017 winter season and could feature works from the collection by such prominent artists as Picasso, Monet and Chagall.

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