Wayland Reads is a community-wide endeavor that strives to build community through a shared reading experience. It happens every other year and this will be our 5th Wayland Reads. We hope you’ll join us! This year, we’ll read about the famous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist to consider the value of art while looking at the science of forgery. Events will take place March and April.
The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the Greatest Art Heist by Stephen Kurkjian
Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne
**Events are currently being planned. Please check back as information will be added when dates are confirmed. For now, you can save these dates:
Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. – Arts Wayland Reception and Wayland Reads Kickoff
March 17 – TBD – Arts Wayland Art Show Throughout Library
Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. – Author Talk with Stephen Kurkjian, author of Master Thieves
Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. – Author Talk with Erin Dionne, author of Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking
Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. – Discussion Panel on The Value of Art: What Does It Mean to You?
Tuesday, April 11 at 1:30 p.m. – Art History Talk with Judy Schurgin
Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. – Author Talk with B. A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger
Sunday, May 7 at 10 a.m. – Guided Tour of SoWa with Artist Nasser K
Wednesday, March 22 at 3 p.m. – Make Your Own Masterpiece Workshop
Wednesday, March 29 at 3 p.m. – Make Your Own Masterpiece Workshop
Tuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. – Artful Adventures: Painting with the Museum of Fine Arts
Wednesday, April 26 at 3 p.m. – Make Your Own Masterpiece Workshop
**Events will take place in the Raytheon Room unless otherwise noted.
Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Story of Notorious Art Heists by Anthony M. Amore and Tom Mashberg
The Art of Scandal: The Life and Times of Isabella Stewart Gardner by Douglass Shand-Tucci