COCA Connection: Goodwood Museum and Gardens presents Collectors & Crooks

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-18 17:32:57-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Goodwood Museum and Gardens will present an unique Louisiana-styled event for attendees on Thursday, May 4 starting at 6 p.m, called Collectors and Crooks. 

The event is centered around Clementine Hunter, who has 48 vibrant pieces of art displayed at the museum that are a part of the Fine Art, Folk Art exhibit.

Hunter's artwork was involved in a forgery case that was investigated by FBI Agent, Randolph Deaton and Tom Whitehead, who is an author, friend of Hunter, and a recognized expert on her work.  

During the event, both Whitehead and Deaton will discuss how they identified a team of crooks forging Hunter's work.

Hunter's art tells the stories of the lives and works of African American families at the Melrose Plantation near Natchitoches, Louisiana.

If you would like to find out more about this event, you can go to the COCA's Website.