Dead Sea Scrolls: From Deception to Discovery, October, 2020

  The Museum of the Bible installed and opened The Dead Sea Scrolls; From Discovery to Deception in its main History of the Bible gallery in October 2020. Several of the now confirmed inauthentic scroll...

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Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

Recent forgery scandals in the art world have captured headlines around the world, raising questions about the authenticity of art, antiquities, and collectibles. The timely exhibition Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes revealed some of the most clever...

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Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand reflects on the line between illusion and truth in the history of art and beyond. The exhibition features a selection of paintings by forger Mark Landis, alongside works by contemporary artists including Vic Muniz, Richard McMahan, and Conrad Bakker whose various series use history as a lens...

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Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World

  This groundbreaking exhibition highlights five of the world’s most notorious art forgers, whose collective influence spans much of the 20th century to the present day. Intent to Deceive illuminates their dubious legacies and examines how their talents, charm, and audacity beguiled and...

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B is for Buttersworth, F is for Forgery

  Hidden in plain sight among 35 paintings by 19th century maritime artist James Edward Butterworth is a modern forgery. With more than an estimated 30% of the art market comprised of fakes and forgeries, this exhibition raises awareness of this particular crime...

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The Dark Arts: Thieves, Forgers and Tomb Raiders

The Dark Arts: Thieves, Forgers and Tomb Raiders presents works of art and accompanying stories of infamous crimes in the arts. Curated by Colette Loll in partnership with the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) and the National Museum of Crime & Punishment, the exhibition highlights well-known art...

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