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New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124
What inspires a collector and when do personal collections become something more? Join us on select Fridays and Saturdays in January and February to explore the on-screen stories of passionate collectors who have helped shape the twenty-first-century art museum landscape.
Saturday, January 6, 2 pm: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Friday, January 12, 8 pm: Adele’s Wish
Saturday, January 27, 2 pm: Who The #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
Friday, February 16, 7 pm: Herb and Dorothy
Saturday, February 17, 2 pm: Iris
ABOUT ADELE’S WISH
Adele’s Wish recounts the struggle of 92-year-old Jewish World War II refugee Maria Altmann, a resident of Los Angeles who sued the Republic of Austria to recover five Gustav Klimt paintings stolen from her family in Vienna by the Nazis in 1938. The paintings were considered national treasures by Austria and were proudly displayed in Vienna’s Belvedere Museum for over sixty years. Although it began as a legal dispute, Altmann’s mission evolved into a political, cultural and ethical confrontation. In the process, Austria was forced to re-examine not only its role in Nazi art thefts, but also its anti-Semitic past. Altmann’s story was made into a feature film in 2015, Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. (Not rated | 2009 | 1 hour, 41 minutes)
Watch the trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=U-LzjIXr0wY