bringing together art & science
I was responsible for the interpretive planning for this collaborative project, including the choice of exhibition topic, content and object research, and conceptualization of the narrative and goals. I passed the completed development package on to a designer who refined the exhibit experiences and designed the spatial and graphic elements.
Art forgeries are both created and detected using tools of art and science.
Show how artistic and scientific methods can be applied together to solve real world problems (STEAM).
High school students
People not typically interested in art
goals (visitors will...)
Learn how art is forged and detected through artistic, historical, and scientific methods
Witness how art and science frequently intersect to solve complex problems
Feel deceived by the trickery of art forgery
Try artistic and scientific techniques
To recreate the feeling of being tricked by a forgery, visitors begin the exhibition in a seemingly typical art gallery only to discover that "Vermeers" on display are all a series of famous fakes
Duality and parallels throughout the exhibition's two sections — the forger's Studio and the detectives Lab — show how art and science can go hand in hand