Should antiquities be viewed as the property of the states where they are found or as global heritage? Given the history of national and imperialist conflicts, are countries right to demand the return of artifacts, many of which are being displayed for everyone to see at local museums?
Dr. James Cuno and Eloise Martin, president and director of The Art Institute of Chicago, will try to answer these questions and more on Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. at The World Affairs Council at the Seattle Art Museum in the Downtown SAM Auditorium, 1300 First Ave. Dr. Cuno has written and lectured extensively on topics ranging from French caricature of the 18th and 19th centuries, to contemporary American Art, as well as on the role of art museums in contemporary American cultural policy. Cuno received his PhD from Harvard University.
A pre-event reception will be held with Dr. Cuno from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. at the Friesen Gallery of Fine Art, 1210 2nd Ave., Seattle. The reception costs $35 and includes beverages, heavy appetizers, and preferred seating at the public lecture. Please pre-register online at www.world-affairs.org or by calling the Council at (206) 441-5910.
Tickets for the speech are $10 for members, $15 for non-members and $10 for students