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Reclaimed Stolen Art: 2016 Remembrance Dinner

Published October 17, 2016

The FSU Department of Art Education cordially invites you to attend the 2016 Remembrance Dinner held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The department serves as a proud cosponsor of this event, along with honorary co-chairs Marjorie Turnbull and Wendy and Bruce Wiener.

Remembrance Dinner

Susan Turner

The Remembrance Dinner is an annual event hosted by the Holocaust Education Resource Council (HERC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide guidance and support for students, teachers, and the community about Holocaust education and teaching tolerance.  HERC’s Executive Director Barbara Goldstein said the dinner is an opportunity to “learn the history and stories of stolen artwork reclaimed to owners.” The Remembrance Dinner will take place at the FSU Turnbull Conference Center, beginning with a reception at 5:30pm followed by a dinner at 6:30pm. Guest speaker Pamela Marsh and Humanitarian Award recipient Susan Turner will be honored during the event.

Pamela Marsh

Pamela Marsh

Pamela Marsh is Partner at Berger Singerman business law firm’s Government and Regulatory and Dispute Resolution Teams. Marsh concentrates her practice in the areas of internal investigations, corporate compliance, and white collar criminal defense. Prior to joining Berger Singerman, Marsh was nominated by President Obama to serve as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida (NDFL). Marsh will address the reclamation of stolen Nazi art during her speech.

Christ Carrying the Cross by Girolamo Romanino

Christ Carrying the Cross by Girolamo Romanino

When master Girolamo Romanino’s painting of Christ Carrying the Cross was stolen as part of the widespread Nazi plunder of World War II, Pamela Marsh served as the lawyer on this U.S. government case. Marsh alerted the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science’s Chief Executive Officer Chucha Barber of the stolen painting, which was a part of the Brogan’s exhibition of 50 Baroque paintings from Milan, Italy’s Pinacoteca di Brera gallery. Marsh worked diligently to return the painting to its rightful heirs, but was faced with difficult questions to answer and challenging decisions to make, such as dropping the case, along the way.  Marsh’s journey is full of mystery, interesting experiences, and serves as a learning opportunity for all.

logoThis is the fifth year of the Remembrance Dinner fundraising event. Sponsorships are available. The cost to attend is $100 per person. Payment  can be made via Paypal at the HERC website or by mailing a check to PO Box 16282, Tallahassee, FL 32317. Proceeds raised will ensure students have access to Holocaust educational materials and teachers are provided resources and training.

Because space is limited, if interested in attending, please reserve your spot by Tuesday, November 1, 2016, by contacting Judy Lamb at 850-556-1304 or dinner@holocaustresources.org.