FRED TALK – Musings on Authenticity by David Levy

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Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Fee: $5

Fee with Member Discount: Free for Members & "Friends"

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OCTOBER 10: Musings on Authenticity

Presenter: David Levy

Dr. Levy is an internationally acclaimed art historian, educator, museum director, artist and designer, photographer, and musician. He  will offer an unvarnished view of the role played by provenance and “authenticity” in determining value and worth in art from both a critical (value) and a market (worth) perspective. He will discuss the illogical application of art-market conventions to the evaluation of art, which includes an unorthodox perspective on forgery and the psychological underpinnings of both the public and critical response to works of art in general. Dr. Levy, who will devote a significant portion of his presentation to the subject of fakes and forgeries, as well as addressing Plein Air painting by offering a personal and an aesthetic inquiry of what makes an image a work of art as opposed to an illustration.

ABOUT: David Levy

Dr. Levy served for 19 years as the CEO of the Parsons School of Design, transforming the school from a small, struggling, non-degree-granting trade school into one of the largest and most diversified visual arts colleges in the United States. He served as President and Director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design. Over his 14-year tenure, Levy rebuilt both the museum and its college of art, mounting more than 300 exhibitions and expanding the museum’s 1990 attendance of 80,000 to just under one million by 2004.  In 2005, Levy began a consulting relationship with Cambridge Information Group (CIG) and, in 2007, became President of its Education Group and of its graduate school, Sotheby’s Institute of Art. His professional accomplishments are unparalleled as an educator, scholar, and innovative leader in the arts.

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