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Noah Charney

Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.

International bestselling author and art histo­rian Noah Charney has been hailed as “the Sherlock Holmes of art theft” and 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. 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. He often appears as a presenter and guest expert on National Geographic and NPR. 

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Michael Ondaatje

Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m.

In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself, Michael Ondaatje tells a vivid, thrilling story of violence and love, intrigue and desire, in his new novel Warlight. In London immediately following World War II, 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, find themselves parentless and in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth, who they suspect might be a criminal. A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand at that time, and it is this journey—through reality, recollection, and imagination—that is told in this magnificent novel. Among Ondaatje’s many recognitions, his novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize and was adapted into a multi-award-winning Oscar movie.

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Caroline Weber

Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.

Acclaimed author, French literature professor, and fashion historian, Dr. Caroline Weber returns to French high society with Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siècle Paris. The book features three wealthy but unhappily married paragons of Parisian nobility, elegance, and style, who captured the attention of Marcel Proust and were the inspiration for his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes. Through masked balls, court visits, and nights at the opera, Weber escorts her reader into the daily lives of these women celebrated as living legends. Back by popular demand, Weber appeared at Arts & Letters Live years ago for her book Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution.

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Summer Art Camp: Crazy About Color

June 4-8, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Crazy About Color is a summer art camp for children ages 6-8 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

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Summer Art Camp: Meet the Masters

June 4-8, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Meet the Masters is a summer art camp for children ages 6-8 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

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Summer Art Camp: Doodles & Drawings

June 11-15, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Doodles & Drawings is a summer art camp for children ages 9-12 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

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Summer Art Camp: Experiments in Art

June 11-15, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Experiments in Art is a summer art camp for children ages 6-8 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

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Summer Art Camp: Imagination Factory

June 11-15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Imagination Factory is a summer art camp for children ages 9-12 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

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Summer Art Camp: ABCs of Art

June 18-22, 9:00 a.m.-noon

ABCS of Art is a summer camp for children ages 4-5 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

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