Nov 9th, 2010. 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a screening of the documentary, The Rape of Europa (2007), which examines how the Nazis systematically pillaged countless and priceless works of art during World War II and recounts heroic attempts to salvage these historic treasures. Learn how experts in Europe and the United States have since searched for and identified these missing objects, a tremendous effort that continues to this day.
Remko Jansonius, Vizcaya’s Collections and Archives Manager, will share how these issues relate specifically to Vizcaya’s collections. Wine and light refreshments will be available for purchase. The running time is 107 minutes and is not rated; sitting is limited. This program is presented as part of Vizcaya’s Nazi-Era Provenance Research Project, supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens preserves the Miami estate of International Harvester Vice President James Deering (1859–1925). Built between 1914 and 1922, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining architectural examples from the era in United States history known as the American Renaissance, when the nation’s wealthy industrialists built lavish estates inspired by the palaces of Europe. Vizcaya was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994 for its national significance as an achievement of American Renaissance architecture, landscape design, decorative arts, and art collecting. Vizcaya is owned by Miami-Dade County.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129