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Provenance exhibition shows challenges of tracing the path of ownership of artwork

Nancy Karrels relishes solving the mysteries behind the paintings and objects we see in art museums. Karrels ? a doctoral student in art history at the University of Illinois who also has two law degrees ? investigates the backgrounds and histories of objects to trace their path from creator through each owner. She has created an exhibition for Krannert Art Museum on provenance research and her efforts to document the history of ownership of several of the museum?s works.
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