Art Gallery of Hamilton’s T.N.T. (Thursday Night Talks) presents
Stealing Beauty: The Fine Art of Art Theft
Art theft has been ranked as the world’s fourth largest criminal enterprise. This surprising fact is just one facet explored during the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s T.N.T. (Thursday Night Talks) Stealing Beauty: The Fine Art of Art Theft on Thursday, April 22nd at 7 pm at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, downtown Hamilton.
Our expert panel includes best-selling author, Simon Houpt, author of Museum of the Missing: A History of Art Theft and writer for The Globe and Mail; Raymond Morrell of Wellesley Consulting Services; and Bonnie Czegledi of International Art & Cultural Heritage Law.
The FBI estimates art theft is worth about $6-billion a year. Recovery rates are shockingly low – only five to eight percent of stolen works are ever recovered. Even the AGH has been a victim, having had several works stolen from the gallery in 1960 and not recovered until 1965. Stories and legends abound, and the truth is often just as interesting. Please join our scintillating discussion when T.N.T. asks – who gets away with an art heist?
Tickets are $6 for AGH Members, $10 for students and seniors $10 and $12 for Non-Members. Tickets may be purchased online at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com, in person at the AGH Front Desk during Gallery hours or by calling 905.527.6610, ext. 241.
For more information, please visit www.artgalleryofhamilton.com