Looting, Theft, and Deceit: New Stories

OSH 115 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

[5 Week Course]

Course Description: Forgery, loot and theft has always been part of the history of art.  Masterpieces have been appropriated, acquired under duress, or stolen because of what they represent, for the power they hide, or for the pure pleasure of possessing it.  Each period in time has interesting stories of loot, theft and forgery.  But, especially now, when we see great archaeological sites endangered by war we need to appreciate the pieces of art that have survived until today.  

Week 1:  Museums: Do they have a right to exist?

Week 2:  The Gurlitt case.

Week 3:  Mesopotamia: What is left?

Week 4:  The story of the Rothschild Art Collection

Week 5:  The Rosetta Stone is NOT a computer program.

Week 6:  NO CLASS


Instructor: Dr. Batia Cohen


This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2019-2020 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2019-2020 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020