Fakes, Forgeries and Fraud

Dr. Carolyn Butler Palmer | 250-721-7943 | Email | Harry Hickman Bldg 110

September 7th - December 2nd, 2016 | CRN 10055
Every week: MR 10:00 am - 11:20 am

“Art Crime: Fakes, Forgeries, and Fraud” investigates various types of criminal activities involving art through readings and representations in popular culture. Course themes will include the history of war booty such as the Parthenon Marbles and the current debates over their ownership; the history and process of recovering artwork stolen by the Nazis, as exemplified by Gustof Klimt’s “The Woman Gold;” and the work and arrest of famous forger, Thomas Keating. We will also tap into as criminal activities such as money laundering and cultural appropriation. A highlight of the course will include a lecture by former FBI Agent Robert Wittman, who specializes in stolen art recovery.