James Mosher of Crain's Connecticut covers my discussion of stolen antiquities from my reading at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut. Read more about how a recent case involving Yale returning art to Peru demonstrates the new rules for ancient treasures.
LifeZette's Heather Hunter covers the danger facing antiquities in the face of ISIS. She discusses my newest book, "Sacred and Stolen."
This summer, I worked with students at Carleton College to create an exhibit to explore my alma mater's history, in honor of its Sesquicentennial. I spoke with a Minnesota entertainment guide about the process of creating the exhibit. Read it online by clicking below!
I chat with Book Trib about "Sacred and Stolen," what it was like to be a museum director, and more. Watch below!
I'm excited to continue talking about my newest book, "Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director."
Here, I'll round up some of the events where you can hear more about the book, and other topics, this fall.
10/5/16: Pikesville Friends Speaker Series in Pikesville, Maryland
Catch me at the Pikesville Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
10/23/2016: TEFAF Coffee Talks: "A New Normal for Collecting Antiquities in a Post-Loot Culture"
I'll be speaking about the morals of trading antiquities on a panel of experts at the TEFAF art fair.
11/3/2016: Art to Dine For: "From Holy Land to Graceland," Fells Point, Baltimore
From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., join me for a night that is all about Elvis! We'll eat Elvis' favorite foods, and discuss the man, the legend, the king. Tickets are $55, with discounts available for Creative Alliance members.
I talked with Baltimore STYLE's Kim Uslin about the process behind "Sacred and Stolen." Read more to get a sneak preview of the chapter where I solve the half-century mystery of a missing painting.
I am excited to launch my newest book, "Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director." In this book, I share the messy behind-the-scenes world of running an art museum, and explore the moral dilemmas I faced over the years of dealing with sacred, and potentially stolen, art. I would love to see you at one of the upcoming events surrounding the launch of this book.
9/22/16 at the Walters in Baltimore
Join me at the Walters on Thursday, September 22nd, to celebrate the launch of "Sacred and Stolen." I'll read a little from the book, and then WYPR's Tom Hall will moderate a book talk. There will be a reception after the event.
Register online via the Walters. This event is free.
9/22/16 on WYPR
If you're in Baltimore, tune into 88.1 FM at noon to hear me talk about "Sacred and Stolen."
You can also listen online at the link below.
9/24/16 at the Baltimore Book Fest, Inner Harbor Stage
Come enjoy hundreds of tables and talks at the Baltimore Book Festival! I'll be reading from and talking about "Sacred and Stolen" at 1:00 p.m. This event is free.
9/27/16 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC
The National Press Club is hosting a Book Rap for "Sacred and Stolen" in DC. I'll be presenting the book and answering questions from the audience. Tickets are $5 for Press Club members; $10 for the public.
9/28 at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT
I'll be talking about my book and signing copies in Stamford, Connecticut at 7 p.m. Scroll down on the linked page for more information.
9/29 at the Yeshiva University Museum in New York City
Join me for a conversation about "Sacred and Stolen" and the museum world in New York City. Tickets are $20 or $15 for students, seniors and YUM members. Each ticket holder will receive a copy of "Sacred & Stolen."
Can't make it?
I hope to see you at an upcoming event, but if you can't make it, you can purchase the book on Amazon. I appreciate your support!
I recently spoke with Beti Žerovc of Versopolis about "Sacred and Stolen," the ethics of stolen art, the power of the exhibition medium, and more. You can read the whole interview online!
In the Wall Street Journal, I write about the morality of buying art from the Islamic State. Sometimes saving art from ruin requires buying from dubious sources, yet some sources should never be considered.
Wall Street Journal subscribers can read the article by clicking below.