Movie Night at the 39th Street Gallery

Thursday, April 7 — 7:00 pm

A new film every First Thursday of the Month
A free event. Refreshments provided.

The Art of the Steal (2009)
Art of the Steal poster

An un-missable look at one of the art world’s most fascinating controversies and a celebrated selection of the Toronto, New York and AFI Film Festivals, Don Argott’s gripping documentary The Art of the Steal chronicles the long and dramatic struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation, a private collection of art valued at more than $25 billion.

In 1922, Dr. Albert C. Barnes formed a remarkable educational institution around his priceless collection of art.  Now, more than 50 years after Barnes’ death, a powerful group of moneyed interests have gone to court for control of the art, and intend to bring it to a new museum in Philadelphia.  Standing in their way is a group of Barnes’ former students and his will. …

“Deeply reported and enormously entertaining …”
— Scott Foundas, LA Weekly
“ENGROSSING … A totally absorbing story …”
— Anthony Kaufman, indieWIRE
“A riveting — and tragic — documentary …”
— Christopher Knight, The Los Angeles Times

(101 minutes, not rated)

39th Street Gallery and Project Space
entrance on 39th Street

at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722

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