Springfield Museums Events January

Member Preview: Intent to Deceive

Member Preview: Intent to Deceive

January 20th, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Enjoy exclusive access to this ground-breaking exhibition before it opens to the general public. Recently featured in the New York Times and the New Yoker, Intent to Deceive explores some of the most infamous scandals of the past century and the forgers that perpetrated them.

Heather Haskell, director of the Springfield Art Museums, and Julia Courtney, curator of art, will be on hand to discuss this world premiere exhibition. Light refreshments will be served.

No reservations necessary. $5 special exhibition fee applies.

About Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World
The art world's most notorious con artists are profiled, including Elmyr de Hory, the subject of Orson Welles’s film F is for Fake, and Mark Landis, a serial counterfeiter recently profiled in The New Yorker. View masterpieces by Charles Courtney Curran, Honoré Daumier, Philip de László, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Paul Signac and Maurice de Vlaminck alongside examples of ingenious fakes that confounded the experts. The techniques and amazing skill employed in creating these forgeries are also explored, as well as detailed descriptions of how art experts use the latest technology to reveal these hoaxes. The exhibit also delves into the mind of the serial forger, including examples of their legitimate original works as well as their personal effects and ephemera related to their lives as master con artists. On view at the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts January 21-April 27.

New York Times Article on Intent to Deceive
WBUR Interview with Springfield Museums curator of art Julia Courtney

Organized by International Arts & Artists and Colette Loll
Media sponsor: WGBY Public Television for Western New England

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