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November 18, 2010

New York writer Adam Gopnik speaks about the Elgin Marbles

Posted at 2:05 pm in Elgin Marbles

Writer Adam Gopnik has a very weak argument for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, that tries to take its logical conclusion that if they were returned it would mean that every painting in the world would go back to its country of origin. This is an argument that has been disproved many times in the past, but sadly continues to be repeated by many people on a regular basis.

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New Yorker writer speaks on art ownership, Elgin Marbles
October 18, 2010 by Martha Groppo

A butterscotch pudding in the oven made Adam Gopnik late for his Kentucky Kernel interview. It was fitting; the book author and staff writer for the New Yorker has several things cooking at any given time.

In his articles for the New Yorker, Gopnik has written about diverse topics from Winston Churchill to Shakespeare to life in Paris. Gopnik has also been an art critique and an art historian and has done work with the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Gopnik will bring his art experience to UK to discuss the Elgin Marbles on Monday night in the Worsham Theatre as the first speaker of this year’s Bale Boone Symposium.
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