Fine Arts Museum News

Springfield Museums Host 'American Moderns' from Brooklyn Museum

May 14, 2014

Next month, an exhibit of master Modern paintings from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum will travel to the Springfield Museums. American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell opens on June 6 at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, and will be on display through August 31, 2014. American Moderns has been organized by the Brooklyn Museum; the exhibit’s local sponsors are Field Eddy, Inc. and Lyman and Leslie Wood. MassMutual is the 2014 Premier sponsor of the Springfield Museums.

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Museums to Display Recent Gifts Peggy and David Starr

April 24, 2014

On May 13, a new exhibit titled Gifts from the Collection of Peggy and David Starrwill open at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Long-time supporters of the Springfield Museums and active leaders in the arts community, the Starrs recently donated a dozen exceptional objects from their personal collection to the D’Amour Museum. A selection of the works will be placed on display in the gallery named for the couple---the Starr Gallery of Watercolors--- through August 17, 2014.

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CBS News Video - The art of deception: Turning forgery into an art form

April 16, 2014

A counterfeit masterpiece is treated just like a fine work of art at the D'Amour Museum in Springfield, Mass. Curator Colette Loll makes sure even forgeries get the white glove treatment. Anthony Mason reports.

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WGBH - Open Studio With Jared Bowen: Intent to Deceive

April 1, 2014

Jared visits the Springfield Museums for a preview of their ground-breaking exhibit, Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World, and talks with playwright Melinda Lopez about her stirring new drama Becoming Cuba, opening Friday, March 28th, at the Huntington Theatre Company’s Calderwood Pavilion.

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Forbes - At This Massachusetts Art Museum, Some Forgeries Are Faker Than Others (But Better Not Trust Your Eyes)

March 27, 2014

In 1967, the aristocratic Hungarian art collector Elmyr de Hory told his neighbor a secret. All the modern masters on the walls of his Ibiza mansion were fakes; he was the real painter. Others that he’d made, including artwork attributed to Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, had been sold to museums around the world. He’d lost his family fortune with the Second World War. Forgery was how de Hory made his living.

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