View IFAR Evening Videos during the Covid-19 Closures

June 2020

The IFAR office is still closed per the orders of New York's Governor and Mayor. We are working remotely as best we can and will reopen when it is safe and we receive the OK to do so. Because of the Pandemic, we had to cancel an IFAR Evening planned for the spring, and it will be a while before we schedule another “in-person” IFAR Evening. However, we are planning several virtual programs and will announce them soon.

In the meantime, we remind you that many of our IFAR Evenings are posted on the Programs & Events page of our website, The blue camera icons indicate which programs have videos. You can enlarge or minimize the video screen by clicking on the cloverleaf in the lower right corner of the screen.

Most recently, we’ve posted:

“John Richardson: Picasso Scholar and Art World Luminary”: This program was a tribute to the late John Richardson, the noted Picasso biographer. Speakers included: DIANA WIDMAIER PICASSO, the artist’s granddaughter, who is an art historian and curator and spoke about her grandmother, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso's blonde muse; PEPE KARMEL, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, NYU; Author, Picasso and the Invention of Cubism; and ROSS FINOCCHIO, Editorial Assistant to John Richardson. An edited version of the program was published in the IFAR Journal, Vol. 20, nos. 1&2.

"Then and Now: The 20th Anniversary of the Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Looted Assets”, a program commemorating the landmark 1998 conference, with speakers: AMBASSADOR STUART EIZENSTAT, Special Advisor to the U.S. State Dept. on Holocaust-Era Issues; MONICA DUGOT, Senior V.P., International Director of Restitution Claims, Christie’s; LAWRENCE M. KAYE, Partner; Co-Chair, Art Law Group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP;  LYNN ROTHER, Former Senior Provenance Specialist, Museum of Modern Art, NY. An edited version of the program was published in the IFAR Journal, Vol. 19, no. 4.

Among the other posted videos you may enjoy are the programs on the Rosales/Knoedler Gallery Affair; What the Art World Needs to Know About the Ivory Ban; and 3D Printing.