Behind the Woman in Gold

featuring Peter Altmann

5:00pm Thursday, June 8th, at the Lensic 

THANK YOU to all who attended this wonderful event!

Available while supplies last:
Kid’s Klimt Greeting Card Sets and Gold-Gilded Chocolates 

Set of 6 cards: Tree of Life/ Geometrics  $10
Set of 6 cards: Klimt’s Cats  $10
Box of 5 gold-gilded chocolates  $15
Call 505-992-2787 to purchase



Join us as we take a look behind the Woman in Gold!  Peter Altmann, son of Maria Altmann, (the niece of Adele, the “Woman in Gold” in Klimt’s famous painting) who took on the Austrian government to recover the artwork that was stolen during WWII, will speak along with a special showing of the film at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center

womaninGIf you’ve never seen Woman In Gold (2015) or are already a fan of the film you will enjoy hearing Peter Altmann’s story as an Altmann family member. Peter will discuss the gold portrait of his Great Aunt, Adele, and its epic journey from creation, Nazi capture, his mother’s battle to regain, and the comparison to the Hollywood movie starring Helen Mirren. There will be plenty of time for Q&A so come prepared with questions! Read the ABQ Journal North article about the event HERE.

TICKETS: Available at the Lensic 

VIP Tickets: $75 each
Includes pre-event reception at 5:00pm with Peter at the Lensic with libations and hors d’oeuvres from Whole Foods with kosher options from Santa Fe Jewish Center Chabad, reserved seating, presentation with Q&A, and film.

General Admission Tickets: $35 each
Includes Peter’s presentation with Q&A at 6:00pm and the film. Refreshments available for purchase.

Support ARTsmart: This event is a fundraiser for ARTsmart’s visual art programming for schoolchildren in northern New Mexico and we will have some wonderful Kilmt-inspired goodies for sale in the lobby of the Lensic. ARTsmart kids have created Klimt-styled greeting cards for sale (see photos below) and there will also be special custom made Woman in Gold boxed chocolates created for this event by Cacao Santa Fe.


Peter Altmann speaks about Adele, the “Woman in Gold” photo credit: Peter Haley


More about Peter Altmann:

Peter Altmann comes to Santa Fe from Washington State to discuss the gold portrait of his great aunt, Adele, -its epic journey from creation, Nazi capture, his mother’s battle to regain, and the 2015 movie, Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren as his mother, Maria Altmann.
Peter Altmann graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1969 with a Business major and Art History Minor. He worked as an Admin. Manager for Pitney Bowes, owned a consignment store for 10 years, and worked for Pierce Transit 27 years, retiring as Union President.
Peter’s mother, Maria Altmann, was the surviving heir of her Uncle Ferdinand’s estate, including world famous paintings by Gustav Klimt. These paintings were taken by the Nazis and kept by the Austrian government. Maria went through an epic legal battle to regain her family’s paintings. Four documentaries, two books, and a major motion picture (Woman in Gold, 2015) cover the story.
Peter has spoken to numerous groups. He is entertaining and humorous as he explains how the portrait of his Great Aunt Adele reflects the history woven into the canvas. People love hearing the difference between the true story and the Hollywood version, Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren as his mother.  Since 3/4 of his time during the presentation is question and answer each gathering takes its own direction. Peter is very excited to be coming to Santa Fe in June to share his story!
Klimt-Inspired artwork made by ARTsmart kids will be Greeting Cards for sale at the event!
 This event is graciously underwritten by anonymous underwriters.
Thank you to the following businesses for making our event even more GOLDEN: