From murder to museums : new tales of Nazi looted art

featuring Raymond Dowd and Claudia Jaffe

May 10, 2023
5:30 PM | Bar opens
6:30 PM | Program
7:30 PM | Dinner
skylight gallery
Open to Coffee House, Salmagundi members, and their guests
Eventbrite RSVP required
Program is FREE to attend
You will have the option of RSVP-ing for the event alone, or for both the talk and dinner. A la carte dinner is paid separately (card only).
For any questions, please email Brittney at

About the Event

Drawing of a burgundy-haired woman with blank spots on her quilt.

This program will focus on efforts in a restitution case to recover Egon Schiele’s Portrait of the Artist’s Wife (1917), a watercolor drawing the Nazi regime looted from the collection of Dr. Heinrich Rieger, a Viennese Jew whose unique collection of hundreds of avant-garde works was lost through the Aryanization of Jewish assets in the years leading up to World War II. The program will conclude with a Question and Answer period.

The conversation and conviviality will continue over dinner, afterward.


Ticketed guests are welcome to stay for dinner by indicating so in their Eventbrite RSVP.

There will be an a la carte menu to choose from with a $5 per glass Coffee House wine special. You can pay for your meal with a card or your membership account (no cash). Remember: No tipping. Enjoy!

Meet the Presenters

In black and white: Raymond J. Dowd is a friendly-looking middle-aged man wearing a suit and bow tie.Raymond J. Dowd is a member of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller, LLP’s litigation and arbitration, intellectual property, advertising, art and fashion law, international, Italy desk and France desk practice areas. He has served as lead counsel in high stakes, high-profile litigations and arbitrations in New York for over two decades and is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School, from which he received his J.D. Mr. Dowd’s book Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters/Westlaw) has received critical acclaim. Acting as a fiduciary by serving on non-profit boards has shaped his practical problem-solving approach and perspective.

In black and white: Claudia G. Jaffe is a middle-aged woman with chin-length curly hair, wearing a high-cut, wide square neckline.Claudia G. Jaffe is a member of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller, LLP, where she handles disputes including in matters involving restitution of Nazi-looted artwork, breach of contracts, employment actions and arbitrations, and trust and estate litigation. Before joining Dunnington, Ms. Jaffe worked in New York City, handling primarily products liability cases, commercial contract disputes, an internet defamation matter, and cases to quiet title to real property. Ms. Jaffe received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.

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