ONLINE! Provenance & the Issues of Artwork Ownership

Code: AA11012

Dates: April 19, 2021

Meets: 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM

Sessions: 1

Course Fee: $35.00

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NEW The provenance, or history of an object and its ownership, is often complex. Some accounts are straightforward, while others are fraught with controversy. Famous musical instruments have interesting stories, as do gems like the Hope Diamond. Learn about the journeys of Cleopatra's Needle and the Elgin Marbles to London, how Han van Meegeren created a credible provenance for his forged Vermeer paintings, and why museums today take great pains to confirm that objects come to them legally.
Fee: $35.00

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Mariann Smith

Mariann Smith, MA. Prior to moving back to this area, she worked for 26 years in the Education Department--for the last 12 years as curator--in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, which focuses primarily on modern and contemporary art. Her major responsibilities included docent training; writing, recording, and editing audio tours and video programs; researching and preparing label copy and brochures for exhibitions; presenting lectures on a wide variety of topics; and curating a number of exhibitions. She is the author of Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Highlights of the Collection (2011) and a major contributor to The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (2011). Since moving back to Chester County, she had a one-year appointment as Curatorial Assistant, Art & Artifacts Dept., Special Collections, Bryn Mawr College, working with the Art and Artifacts staff on collection-based projects, exhibitions, and the museum studies program. She also worked as consultant at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, revising audio tour scripts and preparing exhibition labels. Mariann received her AB in French Studies from Bryn Mawr in 1981 and a Masters in Art History (1986) and Certificate of Museum Practice (1987) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is also currently a consultant for the Center for Humanities in Medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biological Sciences.

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