Sunday, May 27, 2018
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio


Detroit exhibit nearing end


In the gallery on forgeries, a painting titled "A Female Saint", left, that once was attributed to Italian artist Sandro Botticelli is exhibited alongside "The Resurrected Christ," right, a Botticelli painting from around 1480. The display invites visitors to compare the works, looking to details such as brushstrokes that were clues to museum the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit.


DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts' exhibit dedicated in part to forgery is coming to an end after a 4½-month run.

"Fakes, Forgeries, and Mysteries" began Nov. 21 and runs through Sunday. It explains the science and research behind figuring out whether works are authentic

The show includes about 60 artworks and highlights mistakes and other discoveries made over the years about pieces of the museum's extensive collection.

The exhibit draws on the experience and work of the museum's own experts.

One gallery displays works once thought to be authentic but later found to be copies or stylistic replicas. Another section shows forgeries made to deceive. And another focuses on puzzles that remain about certain works.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2018 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…