Opening May 2021
Neri di Bicci, Madonna with Child, 1400s, oil on panel, The Seldorff Family in memory of Richard Neumann
What the Nazis Stole from Richard Neumann (and the search to get it back) will present the extraordinary story of Dr. Richard Neumann (1879-1959) a discerning Austrian-Jewish collector who was committed to promoting the important role of the arts in civic life. Through a presentation of 13 Old Master paintings and sculptures from Neumann's once extensive art collection, we will follow his escape from Nazi-occupied Vienna and Paris during World War II, his passion for art, and the family's 50-year effort to reassemble the collection alongside restitution advocates, provenance researchers, and museum allies. The small fraction of his collection that has been successfully restituted to his heirs, is currently on extended loan to the Worcester Art Museum in keeping with Dr. Neumann's lifelong desire to have great art accessible and enjoyed by the public.
What the Nazis Stole from Richard Neumann (and the search to get it back) is sponsored by Fallon Health.