Art & Culture (le cose belle)

Who Owns Culture? The “Morgantina Venus”

In the most recent issue of Smithsonian Magazine, Ralph Frammolino, co-author with Jason Felch of Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum, writes about the return of the “Morgantina Venus.” This seven-and-a-half foot tall statue of the goddess Aphrodite (Venus is her Roman name) was sent by the J. Paul … Continue reading