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Learn and Play!
The Damforst is devoted to engaging visitors of all ages with broken, stolen, and forged art. Check out our Family Programming here!

Get Bent!

Explore the world of broken sculpture through art projects and games! Make your own wire sculpture and then destroy it with your adult companion!

kids art project Forgery Forensics

Exceptional Pollocks or total bollocks? Learn all about the methods used to debunk forgeries, then try to spot the fakes in the Damforst collection!

Museum Capers

Dive into the seedy underworld of art theft and learn how the professionals pulled off some of the most notable heists in history! Then design a heist of your own using visitor maps and lax security procedures of famous and not-so-famous museums!

germanicus graffiti Totally Fake It!

Spend a morning with your favorite adult making some infamous forgeries! Learn how to imitate the masters and make millions in the process!

Mark a Masterpiece

Many museum vandals act out of spite or protest of a certain work of art. Send your own irate message by vandalizing a famous masterpiece!

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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.

Thank you,
Damforst Museum staff