Verona Arts will host a free art history lecture at the Verona Public Library on Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m.  Behind the Woman in Gold: The Creation, Theft and Rescue of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait, is geared towards anyone with an interest in art, history, World War II or Gustav Klimt.   Dr. Laura Morowitz, Professor of Art History at Wagner College, will discuss Klimt’s work, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.

"Many people know a bit about the portrait or love the art of Klimt but don't realize how interwoven the story of the work is with the politics of the time it was made, or the period when it was stolen,” said Dr. Morowitz.  “In many ways this story is the story of one person finding some justice and writing her family back into history. Hopefully this will be the start of people in our community who are knowledgeable in the arts sharing their love and work with our friends, neighbors and fellow community members."

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