Did Falmouth Have a Role in the Isabella Stuart Gardner Heist?

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 7:00 pm
An evening with B.A. Shapiro, author of “The Art Forger”

On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth over $ 500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and there has been speculation that these works of art were, at one time, hidden in Falmouth.

Author B.A. Shapiro will discuss her new novel, “The Art Forger”, based on that theft and where these works of art may have gone.

Religion and History: The Origins of the Christian Images of Jesus Christ and of Sin

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:00 pm
with Paula Fredriksen

Award-winning Boston University historian of religion Paula Fredriksen comes to Falmouth to discuss the evolution of thought and religion as it pertains to the Christian views of Jesus and of sin. Ancient Christians invoked sin to account for an astonishing range of things–from the death of God’s son to the politics of the Roman Emprie that worshiped him. Fredriksen tells the surprising story of early Christian concepts of sin, exploring the ways that sin came to shape ideas about God no less than about humanity.