Thu, Jan 04|
Resistance at the Museum: Arts and Culture during the German Occupation
Presented by the Federation of American Alliances Françaises USA, this free virtual event will take you inside the Musée Jeu de Paume to explore the astounding impact of the war on France’s art collectors and connoisseurs, as brought to life The Paris Deception.
Time & Location
Jan 04, 2024, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
About The Event
During World War II, German forces plundered hundreds of thousands of works of art – an estimated 20 percent of all artworks in Europe – from people opposed to Nazi ideology, including Communists, Freemasons and, most prominently, Jewish families. In Paris, most of this artwork ended up in the Musée Jeu de Paume – a small museum located within the Jardin des Tuileries. During its four-year tenure as an unwilling repository for the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR), an estimated 22,000 stolen works of art passed through the museum, where they were either transferred into the Reich, exchanged with other dealers or destroyed.
In this talk, bestselling author Bryn Turnbull will introduce you to the Musée Jeu de Paume and the astounding impact of the war on France’s art collectors and connoisseurs, as brought to life in her most recent novel, The Paris Deception.