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.
Charney’s first novel, The Art Thief, was a bestseller in five countries and translated into 17 languages. His academic and popular articles can regularly be found in the Guardian, the Daily Beast, the Atlantic, and Salon. In addition to writing, Charney also appears as a presenter and guest expert on National Geographic and NPR. He is currently an adjunct professor of art history at both the American University of Rome and the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, where he received his PhD in the history of architecture.
“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.