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Questions Shadow These Items From Renowned Art Institute Of Chicago Collection

Chicago art mavens James and Marilynn Alsdorf amassed their collection during an era where standards were looser than they are today. Now, the origins of more than a dozen objects they acquired face scrutiny.


Nepal Wants A Sacred Necklace Returned. But The Art Institute Of Chicago Still Keeps It On Display

Questions about the origins and ownership of some Asian artifacts in a key collection at the Art Institute have cast doubt on the museum’s commitment to keeping its galleries free of stolen antiquities.