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Art and Authenticity

Art and Authenticity

Monday May 18, 2020

In this webinar, Erik Yingling, PhD candidate in Art & Art History at Stanford, presents the exhibition Aura: Art and Authenticity, which he curated. The exhibition reveals new insights about objects in the Cantor’s collection in order to demonstrate the complexity of labels such as “authentic,” “fake,” and “forgery.” Yingling's investigation also sheds light on the mindset of Leland Stanford Jr. and Jane Stanford as collectors. The exhibition includes objects that purport to range from ancient Egypt to Classical civilization and into the era of Christian icons.

Following Yingling's presentation he will be joined by Patrick Crowley, associate curator of European art, for discussion.

Please click the following link to join this Webinar:

Image: Artist unknown, Relief of a Warrior, by primary, Marble, 15 3/4 x 14 3/16 x 5 5/16 in. (40 x 36 x 13.5 cm). Gift of Esther de Lemos Morton, Margaret de Lemos Lyon, and Marie J. Storm