Free MET Talk on Mistakes, Fakes, and Second Takes

April 18 2024

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

In case any readers in the US are looking for something to do in New York tomorrow evening, the Metropolitan Museum of Art are hosting a free talk with the fascinating title The Michael and Juliet Rubenstein Lectures on Connoisseurship—Drawing Connoisseurship from the Art Market to the British Museum: Mistakes, Fakes, and Second Takes.

According to the museum's website:

In the second Michael and Juliet Rubenstein Lecture on Connoisseurship, Hugo Chapman [Simon Sainsbury Keeper of Prints and Drawings, The British Museum] discusses how he fell under the spell of Raphael's drawings as a student, the ups and downs of working in an auction house, and the challenges of putting a name to every Italian drawing in the British Museum when the collection was digitized. Learn how connoisseurship has become a more collaborative exercise and how close looking can still yield surprising discoveries.

The talk will take place tomorrow (19th April 2024) between 6pm - 7pm local time.

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