There will be a streaming option available for the remaining lectures/speakers. You can choose to stream at home or come to the VBMA by 4:30pm for live viewing or simulcast viewing.

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Face Masks are recommended for anyone entering the Museum, over 2+ years including for students participating in onsite studio art classes and those enrolled in onsite programs, including the International Lecture Series.​

Seating in Holmes Great Hall is designed for social distancing. Please keep social distancing in mind when selecting seats in the Leonhardt Auditorium.

Please note: All public programs are subject to change.  

International Lecture Series 2022

Join us for the 40th anniversary season of the Treasure Coast’s most celebrated arts and humanities lecture series. This lecture series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Vero Collects: Hidden Treasures Revealed. The featured speakers will provide audiences with multiple perspectives to help frame the themes of the exhibition. Attendees may join our guest speakers for a glass of wine immediately following the lecture in the Laura and Bill Buck Atrium.

To register, click the button below, or contact:
Ellyn Giordano, Registrar:; (772) 231-0707, ext. 136

Live seating is sold out. Simulcast seating is available:

Individual simulcast tickets: $80 member, $95 non-member

Joe Medeiros Simulcast

Either a ticket by phone or a printed ticket must be presented for each person in your party. No one will be granted access to the event without a ticket.

Presenting Sponsor: Harry and Virginia Van Wormer Lecture Fund

Supporting Sponsors: Kjestine and Peter Bijur, FHL Foundation

Patron Sponsors: Susan L. Bouma, Carolyn and William Stutt Endowment for the International Lecture Series

Additional Support: Kenneth W. Cunningham, Jr. Endowment Fund

Joe Medeiros

Monday, March 28, 2022 | 4:30pm | The Unthinkable Theft of the Mona Lisa
Joe Medeiros

It is the greatest little-known art theft of all time. With the most unlikely thief. How did he do it? Why did he do it? And why wasn’t he caught by the police? Step back in time to August 21, 1911: the day the Mona Lisa vanished from the Louvre. Follow the bungled investigation that culminated in the painting’s unexpected recovery in Florence, Italy, in 1913 in the hands of Vincenzo Peruggia, a poor, Italian workman who had kept the Mona Lisa to himself for nearly two and a half years. In his talk, Joe Medeiros, a leading expert on the theft of the Mona Lisa, will explore the trajectory of this event and how the news reached global audiences, thus making the Mona Lisa a household name.

*There will be a special film screening of Mona Lisa is Missing on Saturday, March 26 at 2pm. Producer Justine Mestichelli Medeiros and  Writer/Director Joe Medeiros will be on hand for Q&A following the program. Free, no registration required.