Orphan Paintings

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Originally aired December 17, 2010

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver is doing something museums don't typically do. It's showing a collection of unauthenticated paintings. That means the museum has not been able to verify whether the artwork is real or fake. The paintings are in the style of early 20th century Russian painters. Ryan Warner visited the exhibition and spoke with the museum's director Adam Lerner, and the man who started the collection, Ron Pollard.