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Damforst Museum was founded in 20,000 B.C.E. at the future site of the city of Columbus, Ohio by a herd of mastodonts and one giant millipede. Their mission was to create an institution dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of damaged, forged, and stolen art everywhere.

Their first acquisition was a portrait titled "Ugg" by Caveman Grok -- or "&" as he was known in Prehistoric art circles -- that was stolen from an art gallery cave, forged and subsequently burned. The perpetrators, who were never caught, then tried to sell the forgery to Senator McCain. The charred original was discovered in a tar pit 3 years later.

The current building, shown here, was constructed in 10,000 B.C.E. Ironically, the building's design was stolen by the architects of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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DISCLAIMER:

Please be aware that as you explore the pages about Damforst Museum's programs, events, history and financial info, you are likely to come across a fair amount of fakery. Do not be alarmed; the Museum staff simply spend far too much time in libraries, museums, and institutions of higher learning to be entirely sane. They do, however, take their responsibilites to the content of the Damforst Museum very seriously and can assure you that all art-related information is well-researched and as accurate as the field allows. So, don't email us to complain that you can't find our address: Damforst Museum exists only in the World Wide Web...and your living nightmares.

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Damforst Museum staff