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Art History Book Group

Date

January 9, 2020

Time

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost

FREE

The Art League’s Art History Book Group is an informal meeting of arts enthusiasts and book lovers. The group meets once a month.


January’s meeting book: Priceless: How I went undercover to rescue the world’s stolen treasures, by Robert K. Wittman and John Shiffman, published in 2011.

from Amazon:

“Rising from humble roots as the son of an antique dealer, Wittman built a twenty-year career that was nothing short of extraordinary. He went undercover, usually unarmed, to catch art thieves, scammers, and black market traders in Paris and Philadelphia, Rio and Santa Fe, Miami and Madrid.

In this page-turning memoir, Wittman fascinates with the stories behind his recoveries of priceless art and antiquities: The golden armor of an ancient Peruvian warrior king. The Rodin sculpture that inspired the Impressionist movement. The headdress Geronimo wore at his final Pow-Wow. The rare Civil War battle flag carried into battle by one of the nation’s first African-American regiments.

The breadth of Wittman’s exploits is unmatched: He traveled the world to rescue paintings by Rockwell and Rembrandt, Pissarro, Monet and Picasso, often working undercover overseas at the whim of foreign governments. Closer to home, he recovered an original copy of the Bill of Rights and cracked the scam that rocked the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.”


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105 N. Union St., Studio 21, Alexandria, VA 22314
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