The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Thursday, October 15, 1 – 2 PM | VIRTUAL

Saturday, October 17, 10:30 – 11:30 AM | VIRTUAL

The next book selection is The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro, copyright 2012, 360 pages.

This sixth novel by Shapiro uses the backdrop of the real life and still unsolved 1990 theft of 13 artworks from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum worth over $500 million. The cascading chain of events keeps the reader turning pages to find out who is telling the truth as the author leads them through Boston’s art world, the logistics of forgery, and the perils of attribution - the line between copying and fraud. Three centuries of art forgery, art thieves and obsessive collectors are woven into a web of deceit.

Victoria Gerard, VP of Programs & Collections at Bowers will join the discussion for a museum representative’s perspective on how to assess the provenance of artwork.

Free for members. To RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Space is limited to 25 Bowers members. This meeting will be virtual and take place via Zoom. A confirmation email with directions to access the meeting will be sent to participants.

Event details

October 15, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm