This three-part course discusses how both ancient and modern art disappears from view. Often, as is happening in Iraq and Syria today, works are looted from sites or museums and then sold. Other works of art are stolen, as collectors hire thieves to take specific works. The difference between looting and stealing is that the looters usually have no idea of the value of the things they sell, while stolen art is often taken for its monetary value alone. Forgers, on the other hand, don't steal art, but they steal the artists' reputations. These three issues—money, prestige, and greed—are the focus of this timely course.
910.752.01 Homewood Campus Wednesdays, Sept. 30 to Oct. 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $96
JHU full-time faculty receive 80 percent tuition remission. For more registration information, contact 410-516-8516.