Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Joshua Bell Lookalike Burglarizes Violinist’s Hotel Room
A man claiming to be Joshua Bell gained access to the violinist’s hotel room in Zaragoza, Spain, allegedly stealing his expensive wristwatch and his laptop, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
The good news: Bell was performing on his Stradivarius violin, for which Bell reportedly paid nearly four million dollars, at the time of the incident. But this isn’t the first time Bell’s violin – the so-called Gibson ex-Huberman Stradivarius – has come face to face with violin thieves. The instrument was stolen twice – including once from backstage at Carnegie Hall -while in the possession of violinist BronisÅ‚aw Huberman.
- Violinist Joshua Bell’s Hotel Room in Spain Is Burglarized (LATimes)
- A Stolen Stradivarius, a 51-Year-Old Secret (NYTimes)