Peter Matthaes’ “Art Fraud: Recognizing Authenticity in Art” Wednesday, October 10
The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) will present a lecture by Peter Matthaes, director of the Museo D’Arte e Scienza, on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Matthaes will present a dynamic discussion on art fraud, and the use of science and the senses to recognize authenticity in art.
Recognizing the authenticity of an art object is both fascinating and complex. The classic approach is supported by new methods of scientific investigation and by the ability to use sight, touch, smell, hearing, and our “sixth sense.”
This lecture will discuss the methods used by the Museo d’Arte e Scienza of Milan to ascertain authenticity, and will demonstrate how investigations are based on intuition, logic, and the results of rigorous scientific and sensorial analyses.
Matthaes holds a master’s degree in chemistry with a dissertation dedicated to art.
The lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the EMPAC Theater. Admission is free.