Art à la Carte is a series of informative programs focusing on the arts. It is offered free of charge on Wednesdays at 12:15p. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch or pick up something from The Palette
. Coffee, tea, and cookies are provided. All programs are held in the FIA's Isabel Hall.
Art of the Heist: The Lady in Gold • December 7
Gustav Klimt composed more than 200 sketches of Adele Bloch-Bauer before rendering the Austrian socialite on canvas in luminous gold hues. It took the Nazis only one night to confiscate her portrait and set off a battle for possession of the canvas that lasted more than six decades. 60 min.
Art of the Heist: Pharaoh’s Head •
An ex-soldier employs an ingenious method of smuggling ancient Egyptian artifacts through customs for a big payday in England. But the discovery in his house of several artifacts—including the sculpture of Amenhotep’s head—leads to a harsh crackdown from authorities bent on enforcing international law. 60 min.
Art of the Heist: The Thieving Don Juan •
The disappearance of a priceless Renaissance sculpture from the Museum of Art History in Vienna leaves authorities baffled. Why didn’t guards answer the alarm? Did a Balkan warlord order the heist? The answers may lie with a handsome security guard who has a way with women—and ample skill with alarm systems. 60 min.
Now available in Isabel Hall,
Art à la Carte $5 lunch special
(vegetarian option available).
Jim Chintyan presents a check in support of Art à la Carte for July and August, 2015 to John Henry, FIA Director and Kathryn Sharbaugh, Assistant Director of Development. This popular program runs year-round. Thanks to Mr. Chintyan, it's free to the public beginning at 12:15p each Wednesday during the summer.