September’s book is The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro. 25 years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—a stolen Degas painting is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist, who agrees to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show. As she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.
$50, museum members $40. Call 1-888-CMA-0033 or visit tickets.clevelandart.org for tickets to the Art and Fiction Book Club.
September 11: An Introduction to Degas, Classroom E. 1:30 – 2:45 PM. The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro.
September 18: Book Discussion, Library Seminar Room. 1:30 – 2:45 PM. The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro.
September 25: Degas Drawings at the CMA, Art Study Room, 1:30 – 2:30 PM. The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro.