Special Lecture Event at the Getty Museum… This page tells about a upcoming lecture on telling the difference between real and fake, forgery and masterpiece, and avoiding self-deception. I would like to go to this and think that it would be of interest to photographers in this age of Photoshop… Let me know what you think…

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Errol Morris and Ricky Jay on Art and Perception

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300.

An occasional series featuring prominent speakers on art, culture, and contemporary issues.

Can anyone truly tell reality from illusion? When we pride ourselves on our ability to distinguish real from fake, forgery from masterpiece, are we only engaging in self-deception?

Filmmaker Errol Morris and sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay, who have recently collaborated on Morris’s New York Times blog, consider these questions in a wide-ranging discussion of art and perception, offering a thought-provoking evening that challenges what we think we know about art and about ourselves. … [MORE]