Fine Arts Museum News

NEPR Podcast - Famous Fakes: Art Exhibit in Springfield Looks at Forgeries and Forgers

January 24, 2014

This week, an exhibit opened at the Springfield Museums exploring some of the most infamous art forgery scandals of the century. It also delves into the minds of serial forgers. Called "Intent to Deceive," the exhibit places masterpieces by Picasso and Matisse alongside examples of fakes that fooled some of the world's most revered experts.

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CBCRadio Podcast: Intent to Deceive: Why art forgeries are commanding top level security

January 15, 2014

The fakes and forgeries of the Art World are now on tour. There are 60 works - only 14 of them authentic - showing the genius of those who would imitate Rembrandt or Vermeer name two. Today, we take a close look at the art of forgery and the deceptiveness of authentic art.

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WBUR: ‘Intent To Deceive’ Explores Some Of The Art World’s Best Fakes

January 7, 2014

They’re described as the world’s most notorious con artists, and they’re about to be profiled in an exhibit set to debut at the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Mass.

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New York Times Article: So Valuable, It Could Almost Be Real

December 31, 2013

A personal escort — flying first class to be well rested and alert — will accompany the painting “The Head of Christ” from the moment it leaves the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, until it is safely locked in the vault at Springfield Museums in Massachusetts this month, when it will be exhibited in the United States for the first time.

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Famous Fakes Exhibit to Debut in Springfield

December 19, 2013

Next month, a provocative new exhibit about art forgery will have its international debut at the Springfield Museums. Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World will open on January 21 at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, and will be on display through April 27, 2014. The media sponsor for the exhibit is WGBY Channel 57.

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