“The Art of the Steal” airs in Ogunquit Gallery

Ogunquit Performing Arts and Ogunquit Arts Collaborative continue their 11th season of “The Art Videos at the Gallery” at 7 p.m. Wednesday August 1, showing “The Art of the Steal.” The Art of the Steal” is a real-life David and Goliath story, a tale of suspense in which hangs the fate of some of the most sublime works of art ever created. It has been called the greatest theft of art since the Second World War. Founded in 1922 by wealthy American drug developer and art collector, Albert C. Barnes, the Barnes Foundation became the finest collection of paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Van Gough and other masters.

The films are shown on a wall-size screen on projection equipment donated by Kennebunk Savings Bank surrounded by the works of the artists of the Ogunquit Art Association. The time: every Wednesday July 4 through September 5 at 7:30 pm. The Gallery is air-conditioned, admission is free, and there is plenty of free parking.