Detroit museum opening exhibit on fakes, forgeries

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[November 18, 2010]  DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit art museum is preparing for an exhibit dedicated to forgeries.

Insurance"Fakes, Forgeries, and Mysteries" runs Sunday through April 10 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. It will explain the science and research behind figuring out whether works are authentic

The show includes 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. A media preview is Thursday.

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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