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Fakes Forgeries, Duplicity and the Art of Counterfeiting

Course number : 19102   ID : 89339    Class Section : Spring 1
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At the end of World War II, Dutch authorities charged Han van Meegeren with selling national treasures to the Nazis. His defense argued what could have ben a capital offense was that he was actually a hero for pulling the wool over the German’s eyes. He had faked the "treasure." His story lifted the veil on a thriving market in duplicates. The bold actions, crazy mishaps, and skills of the "imposters" are talked about as this presentation considers the ethics and aesthetics of the craze for the original. The arena of dishonesty is the business of tragedy and treasury. The role of morality is measured, snobbery is laughed at, and the value of a fine fake is weighed. If you, an audience member, have what you think is a fake, you are welcome to bring it and present it for the group’s smiles and sighs.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

CE South Building

MultipleInstructor :
1.Annette Kingman2.Peter Smith 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/25/2020 - 3/25/2020 Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 109 Peter Smith  ; Annette Kingman