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Art history professor to discuss contested ownership

An art history expert will talk about the contested ownership of art in a talk at Minnesota State Mankato Monday, Oct. 10.

2011-10-12
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [10/3/2011]

An art history expert will talk about the contested ownership of art in a talk at Minnesota State Mankato Monday, Oct. 10.

Frederick M. Asher, distinguished professor of art history at the University of Minnesota, will discuss “Whose Art Is It?” in a 5 p.m. lecture in Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union. His talk is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Asher, who specializes in South Asian art, will discuss the ownership of works that are stolen from museums and private collections, works in museums that are claimed by other museums or nations, and works that were looted by authorities such as the Third Reich.

He also will talk about who has the right to alter an artist’s work.

The event is sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Art.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,547 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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