Number 13708
Subject Museums
Source ARTnews
Year 1996
Publication Date
Summary ARTnews investigates New York's Dahesh Museum. The museum was founded by Dr. Dahesh, either a successful Middle Eastern writer and art lover or, to his thousands of followers worldwide, a miracle-working religious prophet ranking with Christ, Mohammad, and Buddha. Dr. Dahesh amassed his art collection in Beirut and managed to smuggle it out of the war-torn city - about 3,000 works packed in a huge container and driven through the dangerous streets to the airport during the peak of a civil war. (Dec. 1996)
Keywords Protzman The riddle of Dr. Dahesh Contest entry Smuggling Art 8 pgs.
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