"Valley of Cuernavaca" Returns to NMAA

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Thomas Moran's "Valley of Cuernavaca," which disappeared from the National Museum of American Art 20 years ago, is returned to the NMAA, and hung in the second floor landscape gallery. Thanksgiving, 1994, the painting resurfaced at the Adam A. Weschler & Son auction house in Washington, D.C. "The late 19th century work was returned to the museum after the auction house received it on consignment and, while performing a routine check on its provence, discovered it was listed as stolen."


  • Moran, Thomas 1837-1926
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Washington Post, 5/15/1995, p. B7.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


May, 1995


  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Art thefts
  • History
  • Theft
  • Art--History
  • Art objects

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