05 Jul The Art of the Steal Screening + Raffle
The Art of the Steal
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
8:30pm Doors open
9:00pm The Art of the Steal
Join us for Art Movie Night! Admission is Free. We will raffle off a piece of art before the movie! Get a raffle ticket with any donation to ART MOVIE NIGHT!
A gripping tale of intrigue and mystery in the art world, this film traces the history of the Barnes collection of Post-Impressionist paintings, which was worth billions and became the subject of a power struggle after the 1951 death of the owner. Dr. Albert Barnes collected 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos and many other valuable paintings. But the political wrangling over the collection eventually led to its division.