Tour Two: Cracking the Case: Solving Art Crimes & Mysteries in Chicago (Thurs)
Perception, deception and misconception are all part of this intriguing day that will take you on an unforgettable journey through the multi-million dollar world of art crimes and misdemeanors: the missing, the mysterious, even the misattributed. Join us as we tour two premier locations – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Begin with the headline-making story of the portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln that wasn’t – told by the man who literally uncovered the fakery and fraud.
Explore the insurance industry and auction world with experts from the FBI, and discover the complex issues that affect all those who collect, buy, sell and protect works of art. Learn not only about the dangers of theft, but also about the critical concerns of authenticity and ownership, provenance and protection.
Engage in a lively panel discussion followed by a tour of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, the Midwest’s preeminent auction house. The tour will feature rarely shared examples of what can go wrong when it comes to acquiring and owning art.
Take a rare look at how a world-class institution, the Art Institute of Chicago, uses advanced scientific techniques in authenticating works. Also discover how such forensics, along with sophisticated provenance research, are used in a variety of cases to substantiate and protect the Museum’s collection.
This is a not-to-be-missed look into the fascinating world of art theft, fakery, forgery and fraud that will open your eyes to what can happen when the nefarious practice the art of deception.
* Level One (little walking and standing)
Buses depart from Clinton Street, just south of Madison at 8:30 a.m. and return by 3:15 p.m.
Note: All participants must check-in and board the bus at this location.
$85 (lunch included)
No Refunds available.