Faking It – A Look at the History of Art Forgery
9/20/16 - 6:30 PM
Online ticket sales will end at 12 pm on September 20. Tickets available at Piedmont Arts until 5 pm and at the door during the event.
The motives behind forging art are simple: Art objects are often worth a great deal of money and those who want to buy them can’t always recognize the difference between an original and an imitation.
Donald Schrader, PhD, adjunct professor of art history at the University of Mary Washington, will share some of the most interesting and outrageous episodes in the history of collecting art and investigate forgery from ancient Rome to modern day. Recounted are scandals involving artists as famous as Michelangelo and stories of forgers who bested some of the great collectors and museums of modern times.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres + Complimentary Bar
$15 General Admission
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