Prof. Apel discusses art ownership and the ethics surrounding contested cultural property...

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Who owns art? The Holocaust, ethics and cultural patrimony

On Thursday, Sept. 13, Wayne State University hosted a panel discussion about the ownership of stolen, looted or confiscated art. The discussion is in conjunction with the Forbidden Art exhibition, which showcases art made by concentration camp prisoners during World War II. WDET's Martina Guzman spoke with two members of the panel, Dora Apel, associate professor of art history at Wayne State University, and Graham Beal, director, president and CEO of the Detroit Institute of Arts, about art ownership and the ethics behind the return of contested cultural property.

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Forbidden Art is on view through 9/28 on campus at St. Andrew's.