TMORA Member Book Discussion – The Ransom of Russian Art by John McPhee
Saturday, February 16 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pmFREE
Exclusive to Members of The Museum of Russian Art, a small group book discussion group led by a different docent each month. All books are available in TMORA Museum Store at The Museum of Russian Art.
***Space is limited. Advanced registration is recommended.***
February’s discussion will be led by TMORA docent, Deborah McKnight
The Ransom of Russian Art by John McPhee
In the 1960’s and 1970’s, American professor Norton Dodge forayed on his own in the Soviet Union, bought the work of underground “unofficial” artists, and brought it out himself or arranged to have it shipped illegally to the United States. John McPhee investigates Dodge’s clandestine activities in the service of dissident Soviet art, his motives for his work, and the fates of several of the artists whose lives he touched. The Ransom of Russian Art is a suspenseful, chilling, and fascinating report on a covert operation like no other.