Landis will co-host a question-and-answer session with Colette Loll, co-curator of "Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes," following the 1 p.m. viewing of "Art and Craft," the heralded documentary on his life.
Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history, will talk about his life as a world-class forger on Friday, May 19, at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.
Landis will co-host a question-and-answer session with Colette Loll, co-curator of Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, immediately following the 1 p.m. viewing of Art and Craft, the heralded documentary on his life.
Landis is featured in the June 2017 cover story of National Geographic ("Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways"). He worked under numerous pseudonyms over a period of 30 years, including posing as a priest to donate his "famous" artworks to museums.
The showing of "Art and Craft" and Landis' appearance are part of the explosive programming complimenting "Treasures on Trial," a major, original Winterthur exhibition co-curated by Linda Eaton, John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles at Winterthur. Art and Craft is one of a series of documentaries surrounding real-life tales of forgery and counterfeiting, hosted by experts involved with the cases.
Admission is $10 for Winterthur members and $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested.
For reservations or more information, see the website winterthur.org or call 1-800-448-3883.