The Missing Piece: The Truth about the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 7:00pm9:00pm
Hamilton Building - Lower Level
Special event.

Come to a riveting and humorous documentary film about Vincent Peruggia, the man who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, his 84-year-old daughter who thought he did it for patriotic reasons, and the filmmaker who spent more than 30 years trying to find the truth.  Written and produced by Joe Medeiros, former head writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, this documentary combines historical photographs, animation and interviews with Peruggia’s descendants to examine how an unassuming housepainter from Italy pulled off “the greatest little-known heist in modern time.”  The producers will be present for Q&A after the film.

Doors will open at 7 pm after the conclusion of the FOPAS annual business meeting.

The film is free and open to students w/current student ID, FOPAS and DAM members only.

Reservations requested: 720-913-0178. Limited space; first-come seating.

Sponsored by Friends of Painting & Sculpture, a DAM support group.

 

Image credit: Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the Mona Lisa and kept it for 2-½ years.