Art Book Club: Plunder: Napoleon’s Theft of Veronese’s Feast, by Cynthia Saltzman
October 6, 2022
Join CMA Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes for Art Book Club. Every Art Book Club includes a conversation with Nannette. Art Book Club selections are available for purchase in the Museum Store.
As Saltzman tells the larger story of Napoleon’s looting of Italian art and its role in the creation of the Louvre, she reveals the contradictions of his character: his thirst for greatness―to carry forward the finest aspects of civilization―and his ruthlessness in getting whatever he sought. Though he was forced by Wellington and his allies to return much of the loot, The Wedding Feast at Cana remains in Paris to this day, hanging directly across from the Mona Lisa.
Art Book Club is $5 for nonmembers and free for members, the virtual zoom session is free for everyone.
The October 8 program is a hybrid experience with an in-person talk and a virtual Zoom session.
Registration for October 6