Orlando Museum of Art "betrayed the public trust": An expert takes on Basquiat debacle, ripple effects and next stepsPeople in the arts community are still reeling from the FBI investigation into the alleged fake Basquiat exhibition, raid and fallout at the Orlando Museum of Art. Questions over the authenticity of the paintings were brought to OMA’s attention eight months before the museum opened the exhibit. Dr. Ena Heller is Bruce A. Beal Director of the Rollins Museum of Art. She says the public trust of museums has been damaged, and it will take significant effort to repair.
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