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Lectures on conservation at MOMA

From: Suzanne Siano <mjung>
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999
N.Y.R.A.C., the New York Regional Association for Conservation, is
pleased to present

    Conservation at MoMA
    Institute of Fine Arts
    1 East 78th Street
    Monday, March 22, 1999
    6:00 pm lecture
    8:00 pm reception

The Conservation Department at The Museum of Modern Art cares for
and researches a collection that presents a wide range of materials
and treatment challenges. Two lectures will focus on recent projects
at MoMA:

"No Chaos, Damn It!"

    Jim Coddington, Chief Conservator, will present some of his
    recent research of the art of Jackson Pollock. In conjunction
    with MoMA's Pollock retrospective, conservators used a variety
    of methods to answer questions regarding Pollock's materials and
    techniques. Paintings were analyzed and certain techniques
    simulated to gain a better understanding of the artist's working
    process. This research brings to light the mastery and control
    Pollock had over his materials and the creation of his artwork.

"En Bloc: Art in a Cabinet or a Cabinet as Art?"

    Roger Griffith, Sculpture Conservator, will present a discussion
    of an object in MoMA's collection that encompasses many of the
    issues faced by conservators of twentieth century art. The talk
    will focus on the challenges faced by MoMA's Sculpture
    Conservation Laboratory by the deterioration of a commercially
    manufactured cabinet from the 1960s--an object that appears to
    be furniture but in fact may be considered a larger work of art.

Admission: Annual members: free
Regular members: $5
Non-members: $8
IFA students: free
Students with I.D.: $4
For further information, call 212-561-0702  (no email please)

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