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Articulations continue at SAAG with art forgeries discussion

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The Southern Alberta Art Gallery’s articulations lecture series continues tonight with an interesting discussion about art forgeries.Dr. William Ramp will speak about his most recent work on the late-nineteenth century 'religion of art' and its shadow side: the development of a lively trade in fakes, forgeries and dubious attributions.

Dr. William Ramp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. from York University, Toronto. His interests lie in the fields of cultural history, material culture, and sociology, with a particular focus on the intersection of religion, aesthetics, identity and memory. His writing and research includes work on the cultural history of early 20th-century European social thought, on the moral culture of Canadian agrarian progressives, and on emigrant networks and nostalgic nationalism among nineteenth-century Scottish-Canadians.

This lecture is part of Articulations: Art Appreciation Lecture Series, which offers participants an introduction to a broad spectrum of key individuals, moments, issues and ideas that have influenced the production of art over the past century.  Renowned artists, historians, and other arts professionals share their insight and expertise, providing an occasion to think critically and engage in conversations about art.

Fascination with art crime and controversy is age old.  Recent headlines are full of tantalizing and perplexing details about art theft or the latest price tags at art auctions.  Our stellar roster of Articulations speakers will guide subscribers in an enlightening investigation of the volatile moments where money politics and art collide.
 Admission is $15 for the talk, which begins at 7 p.m.
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