International bestselling author and art historian Noah Charney is famous for his dynamic exploration of art crime. His new book The Museum of Lost Art explores the world’s most important lost treasures through an illustrated guide to art that has been destroyed, stolen, and vandalized. He provides unprecedented access to a figurative museum of disappeared masterpieces. In constant demand as a lecturer, Charney gave a sold-out talk at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for his previous book The Art of Forgery, which was an Amazon #1 bestseller.
Noah Charney is a professor of art history and the founder and president of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA). He has published hundreds of articles in magazines such as the Guardian, the Washington Post, Salon, the Art Newspaper, the Observer, Tendencias del Mercado del Arte, and many more. He also appears regularly on radio and television for the BBC, ITV, NPR, National Geographic, Travel Channel, and others. He is the Pulitzer-nominated author of twelve books, including several international bestsellers, among them the Pulitzer Prize–nominated Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and The Invention of Art (2017) and Phaidon's The Art of Forgery (2015). He lives in Slovenia with his family and their hairless dog, Hubert van Eyck.
“Noah Charney is the Sherlock Holmes of art theft. Beyond his great sleuthing prowess, he writes with the simple grace of a novelist and the erudition of a scholar.”—Mark Lamster, author of Master of Shadows, and architecture critic, The Dallas Morning News
6:30 p.m. Join DMA staff for a pre-event tour to uncover works of art in the DMA’s collection that were once lost and have been rediscovered.