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The Art of Steal

May 5, 2010

Gold and Black Art of the Steal Poster

The Barnes foundation is one of the finest collections of nineteenth and twentieth-century French painting in the world. Dr. Albert C. Barnes started the Barnes foundation as an educational institution for students interested in the fine arts. Because of Mr. Barnes strong feelings of distaste towards the city of Philadelphia, the Barnes is currently nestled far away from the hustle and bustle of the city in Merion, Pennsylvania, but that’s all about to change. To find out why join us for a free screening of The Art of the Steal on Wednesday, May 19th at 7 PM in the Bossone Auditorium. The Village Voice review of the film said, “The Art of the Steal's thorough research, bolstered by many fiery talking heads, makes it one of the most successful advocacy docs in recent years and may prompt some firsthand investigating of your own.”

Following the screening there will be a discussion with Drexel Faculty experts Professor Cecelia Fitzgibbon, Arts Administration Program Director and Department Head of Performing Arts; Professor David B. Jones, Dean of the Pennoni Honors College and Documentary Filmmaker and Robert Zaller, Department of History and Politics and Barnes Foundation Neighbor. The event will be moderated by Professor Charles Morscheck, Department of Art and Art History.

Event Facts:
What: The Art of the Steal film screening and discussion
Where: Bossone’s Mitchell Auditorium, 3128 Market Street
When: Wednesday, May 19; 7 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public, Free Popcorn
More information: 215-895-1029