On April 1, 2014, David D’Arcy gave a talk on “Recovering Nazi Art Loot — Unfinished Business,” at Bowdoin with support from the Harry Spindel Memorial Lectureship.
D’Arcy is a film producer, journalist and critic who is a correspondent for The Art Newspaper of London. D’Arcy, a frequent commentator on the BBC, has been writing about cultural property disputes for more than 25 years for many publications, including The Economist, Vanity Fair, Art + Auction and Art & Antiques. He is the co-producer and co-writer of “Portrait of Wally,” a documentary film about a Nazi-looted painting that turned up on loan at the Museum of Modern Art.
The Spindle lectureship, established in 1977 by the gift of Rosalyne Spindel Bernstein H’97 and Sumner Thurman Bernstein in memory of Rosalyne’s father, Harry Spindel, the fund is used to support annual lectures in Judaic studies or contemporary Jewish affairs. With this gift, Bowdoin has celebrated Jewish culture and identity through lectures, music, photography, and film.