Detroit Museum Opening Exhibit on Fakes, Forgeries

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
The Detroit Institute of Arts is opening its new exhibit dedicated in part to forgery.

Staff Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Works of art by Herbert Creecy hang in one of the galleries at the Hudgens Center for the Arts. Creecy’s artwork is one of three new collections being displayed at the gallery.

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Institute of Arts is opening its new exhibit dedicated in part to forgery.

"Fakes, Forgeries, and Mysteries" runs Sunday through April 10. It explains the science and research behind figuring out whether works are authentic 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.


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