Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speaker: Nancy Moses
What’s real? What’s fake? Why do we care? In these days of fake news and pseudo-science, these questions are more relevant than ever. In her new book, Fakes, Forgeries, and Frauds, Nancy goes beyond the headlines, tweets, and blogs to explore the true nature of authenticity and why it’s so important today. She delves into the fraught issue of sorting out the real Jackson Pollock paintings from the thousands of fakes, and why so many bogus works, so-called zombie Pollocks, keep circulating long after they’ve been discredited.
Nancy Moses writes about cultural treasures and the provocative issues they raise. Her books include Lost in the Museum: Buried Treasures and the Stories They Tell and Stolen Smuggled Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures. A former director of the Atwater Kent, Philadelphia’s History Museum, Nancy has held senior positions at the National Endowment for the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania, and WQED- Pittsburgh public media. She is the creator of the film, Sisters in Freedom, produced by History Making Productions, and was a columnist for the Philadelphia Business Journal. She is currently chair of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museums Commission. She holds a Master’s degree from George Washington University and is a visiting scholar at the American University in Rome.
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