The Nazi regime was responsible for the confiscation, destruction, displacement, and coerced sale of hundreds of thousands of art objects across continental Europe. Though some recovery and restitution occurred during the postwar period, thousands of artworks remain missing to this day. The Gallery seeks to document the ownership history for all works of art that were made in or before 1945 and whose known provenance suggests that they may have been in continental Europe during the Nazi period.

Objects in the Gallery’s collection whose ownership histories remain unconfirmed between the period 1933 and 1945 and are suspected to have been in Europe are listed on the Artworks with Nazi-Era Provenance Documentation Gaps page.  Research is ongoing and objects with unconfirmed provenance will be added to this list as they are identified.

View Artworks with Nazi-Era Provenance Documentation Gaps