Humana Returns Stolen Statues to Italy

Louisville-based insurance company Humana has agreed to return two Roman marble statues to Italy. The statues of the Goddess Fortuna and another female figure stood in the Humana Building lobby for years. But recently, Humana officials found the works on a list of stolen art. The company voluntarily returned the works to Italian officials and is… Continue reading Humana Returns Stolen Statues to Italy

Stolen Altarpiece Handed Over to US Government

After spending 40 years at Louisville’s Speed Art Museum, a stolen 14th century work is going home. The Speed Art Museum bought the piece from a New York Gallery in 1973 for 38 thousand dollars, not realizing the Italian art was stolen from a home in Italy two years earlier. The work is a three… Continue reading Stolen Altarpiece Handed Over to US Government

Venable Discusses Stolen Art, Speed Fundraising

A stolen Italian painting that’s been in the Speed Museum’s collection for nearly 40 years is now on display in Louisville for the last time. The Speed purchased the piece in 1973 for $38,000, and museum officials didn’t know it was stolen until a few months ago. The Speed worked with the U.S. and Italian… Continue reading Venable Discusses Stolen Art, Speed Fundraising