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December 10, 2020

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: Microscopes & Death Threats

Join us for a special lecture with Thiago Piwowarczyk, Founder and Owner of New York Art Forensics, a firm dedicated to full-service art consulting for the purposes of authentication, attribution and conservation. This lecture will focus on how art authentication investigations can be scientifically challenging, but sometimes, the challenge lies elsewhere. From historical research to exposing scams, join us as we examine some past cases tackled by New York Art Forensics.

Members, W&M Students, Faculty and Staff: Free read more

December 3, 2020

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS BOOK CLUB: Provenance

Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo

Join David Brashear, Museum Director, and Carrie Cooper, Dean of University Libraries, William & Mary, for a lively virtual discussion on Provenance. While it reads like a well-plotted thriller, filled with unforgettable characters and told at a breakneck pace, this is most certainly not fiction. Join our discussion about this meticulously researched and captivating account of one of the greatest cons in the history of art forgery. read more

November 12, 2020

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: Art and Craft Film Discussion

Join us for a virtual discussion and Q&A with Art and Craft documentary film directors and producers Jennifer Grausman and Sam Cullman moderated by art fraud specialist Colette Loll. This engaging documentary film follows the unique story of art forger Mark Landis and provides a window into how and why he created fraudulent works of art meant to deceive museums across the country.

After screening the film, please submit your questions for the panel to museum@wm.edu no later than 12 PM on November 12 to be part of the discussion. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions live as time permits. read more

October 29, 2020

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

Join Colette Loll, the Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights, as she details the stories behind the headlines and describes the scoundrels that perpetrated the frauds that were featured in her groundbreaking exhibition Treasures on Trial. She will describe fake-busting techniques used to determine authenticity, and while focused on art and antiques, will also discuss objects from other collector categories such as fine wine, sports memorabilia, and most recently, her project with ancient texts. read more