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: Miami Sting • November 2
The theft of two Rubens paintings led to an elaborate sting operation in Miami to retrieve the stolen works. 60 min.
Art of the Heist: The Russian Conspiracy • November 9
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia was the scene of an art theft that led to the murder of a curator. 60 min.
Art of the Heist: Mona Lisa • November 16
In 1911, a patron of the Louvre walked up to the Mona Lisa, took it off the wall, and walked out with it. His mission was to return the painting to Florence, where he thought it belonged. 60 min.
After the Mayflower • November 23
In 1621, the Wampanoag of New England negotiated a treaty with Pilgrim settlers. A half-century later, as a brutal war flared between the English and a confederation of Indians, this diplomatic gamble seemed to have been a grave miscalculation. 71 min.
Our Fires Still Burn • November 30
This compelling documentary dispels the myth that American Indians have disappeared from the American horizon, and reveals how they continue to persist, heal from the past, confront the challenges of today, keep their culture alive, and make great contributions to society. 57 min.
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.