2017-02-16 / Top News

Author to speak at Coudert event


HOUGHTON HOUGHTON In the late 1980s, the J. Paul Getty Museum was rocked by a scandal that forever changed the world of antiquities.

Arthur Houghton, who served as curator at the Getty during this period, will provide a unique inside perspective of these momentous events that sparked his recent thriller novel, “Dark Athena,” during a Coudert Institute event set for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at The Sailfish Club.

A rogue curator had stolen millions from the museum’s coffers, and as was later learned some of the most prized antiquities acquired by the Getty and many famous museums had been looted from other countries.

Mr. Houghton unfolds the fascinating story of the Getty scandal and the resulting sweeping changes in international laws involving the acquisition of antiquities.

Admission is free to members of the Coudert Insitute and $150 for nonmembers. Dinner is included. Tickets are available online at www.coudertinstitute.org or by phone at 659-6161.

The Sailfish Club is at 1338 N. Lake Way, Palm Beach. ¦

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