A Different Gurlitt

Article publié le 5 September 2021

On 9 June 2021, an exhibition A Different Gurlitt opened in the Samuel Bak Museum (at Naugarduko St. 10, Vilnius), which is a division of the Vilna Gaon Museum of Jewish History, the core of which is made of the never-before-seen works by the expressionist of the early 20th century, Cornelia Gurlitt, and comes from the collection of her nephew, Cornelius Gurlitt, which was inherited by the Museum of Fine Arts Bern.

In 2012, over 1,400 works of art were discovered in the apartment of a German senior citizen, Cornelius Gurlitt, in Munich, Germany. His whole life he had kept safe the collection entrusted to him by his father, Hildebrand Gurlitt, who was one of the four art collectors collecting artworks for the Hitler museum. The exhibition A Different Gurlitt presents 34 of these works, as well as 16 pieces of her artwork that are part of the collection of the Vilna Gaon Museum of Jewish History.

The drawings and lithographs by Cornelia Gurlitt (1890 Berlin – 1919 Berlin), who was from a family with a long-standing tradition of patronage, reveal a personal drama of the artist who served in the First World War as a nurse in the German military hospital, in Vilnius.

Vilna Gaon Museum of Jewish History

10 Naugarduko street, 01309 Vilnius