Tuning Up: Family sues Dutch in S.C. to get back art + SCSM exhibition review

Good morning! 

“Tuning Up” is a morning post series where The Hub delivers curated, quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order…

Dutch won’t return art Nazis forced S.C. man’s grandfather to sell. The Hub is not really the place for news with geopolitical implications… until it is. “Two Jewish brothers in the Netherlands sold works of art at steep discounts to Nazi officials, some in exchange for helping relatives escape the occupation. But now, a lawsuit filed in South Carolina says, the Dutch government refuses to return the paintings to the family.” (Charlotte Observer)

S.C. State Museum celebrates 30 years with help of #SCartists. “Perusing all 70 works in the juried exhibition, any visitor to the Lipscomb Gallery should be impressed by the overall variety of subject matter and range of media … In all, the juried anniversary exhibition effectively takes the pulse of South Carolina’s contemporary arts scene. And the heartbeat is strong.” (Free Times) The exhibit is ongoing, so consider a visit during your holiday break.