Program Details

The Woman in Gold:  Separating Fact from Fiction: Issues of Nazi-Looted Art - Boca Raton

Laura Reich
Video Catch-up

Course Description

Although the tale of the painting known as “The Woman in Gold” was made into a Hollywood motion picture starring Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren in 2015, the fascinating truth is even better than the movie! Attorney Laura Reich presents a discussion of the history of the painting “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” by Gustave Klimt (better known as “The Woman in Gold”), including the groundbreaking 2004 U.S. Supreme Court case, brought by her law partner Donald S. Burris. In the legal opinion, the Court ruled in favor of Ms. Altmann, triggering shockwaves throughout the legal world. Ms. Reich will discuss the Altmann case and current art restitution efforts on behalf of the heirs and families of victims of Nazi persecution. "The instructor was fabulous!! I hope she offers more classes!! " - OLLI Patron

About the Instructor

  • Laura M. Reich is an attorney and arbitrator focused on art and communications law. She is an honors graduate of the UF College of Law where she served as Galleys Editor of The Florida Law Review. She is an adjunct professor at Florida International University School of Law and instructs paralegals at Florida Atlantic University. A frequent author and lecturer, she is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Florida Bar’s International Law Quarterly and recently published" Reversing the Silk Road: The Rapid Rise of the Art Market in Asia", and The "Art of Arbitration".