Wednesday April 08, 2015
Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A FREE program for Museum members
Works of fiction and non-fiction are featured, covering periods ranging from the ancient world to the present with staff members leading presentations to provide visual context.
The Art Forger: A Novel by B. A. Shapiro
Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery.
Led by Assistant Curator of Adult Programs, Alice Novak
This special program is for members only. Visit the membership page to learn more.