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Newport Art Museum Launches Book Club

Monday, January 10, 2011

 

The Newport Art Museum launches a new book group called "Read/Eat/Chat" on Thursday, January 20 with a discussion of Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo's "Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art." The book is a tale of a British conman and his hapless forger friend and their impact on the art world in the latter part of the 20th century.

Books selected for the series will cover museum-related topics such as collectors, collections, criminals, caretakers and curators. Local book stores, including Middletown’s Island Books, will carry "Read/Eat/Chat" titles. The series will continue to meet at noon on the third Thursday of every month in the Museum's Griswold House, and guests are welcome to bring a lunch. Among the titles for upcoming subsequent discussions:

Collectors & Collections

Michael Gross, Rogues’ Gallery
Patricia Vigderman, The Memory Palace of Isabella Stewart Gardner
Carrie Barratt, Queen Victoria & Thomas Sully
Deborah Davis, Strapless
Lawrence Weschler, Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder
Danny Danziger, Museum: Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum
Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art & Loss
Michael Cunningham, By Nightfall

Criminals

Laney Salisbury, Provenance
Ulrich Boser, The Gardner Heist
Robert Wittman, Priceless
Edward Dolnick, The Forger’s Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis & the Greatest Art Hoax of the 20th Century

Caretakers & Curators

Marcia Tucker, A Short Life of Trouble
Annie Cohen-Solal, Leo & His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli
Mary Dearborn, Mistress of Modernism: The Life of Peggy Guggenheim
Robert Edsel, Rescuing DaVinci: The Untold Story of the Allied Forces “Monument Men”

To go: The Newport Art Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport. Book group meetings are free for Museum members, $5 for non-members. For more information call 848-8200 or visit http://www.newportartmuseum.org.
 

 

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