Federal Judge Ponders Kahlo Exhibit’s Fate In Munster

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December 23, 2014 — A federal court judge ordered South Shore Arts Center in Munster yesterday to give representatives of a German museum access… by December 30th… to a Frida Kahlo exhibit that the museum contends is in danger of being damaged there.

Judge Philip Simon made the ruling Monday after a hearing  to determine whether the collection’s owner should be allowed to take it back from South Shore Arts.  There will be a second hearing on the issue by Jan. 25th, the last scheduled day of the exhibit.

Kuntsmuseum Gehrke-Remund filed a lawsuit two weeks ago, claiming that the collection — that includes 127 licensed replicas of paintings by the famous Mexican artist — was damaged during its first stop in San Diego last spring, and the museum is concerned that the items are more at risk in Munster because of a lack of adequate safety measures and temperature and humidity control.


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