The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) will host the Midwest premiere of a provocative new exhibit about art fraud and deception. "Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World" will open to the public on Aug. 28 at the museum, and the exhibit will be on view through Oct. 26.

A special ticketed opening night preview celebration will be hosted on Aug. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at CMA, with tickets available by calling 330-453-7666.

"Intent to Deceive" features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. Art fraud and forgery have characterized the dark side of the art landscape for centuries, and counterfeiting of fine art has proven to be a lucrative pursuit throughout history.

"Canton is thrilled to host the Midwest premiere of this exciting touring exhibition, featuring some of the greatest art frauds ever perpetrated," said Max Barton, associate director of the Canton Museum of Art.

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