This class takes place on two consecutive Wednesdays September 14—21, 2016 from 10:15 am—12:15 pm and meets in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater.
Conservators are crucial: they restore and maintain Carnegie Museum of Art’s irreplaceable artworks. Their skills bridge art and science, as they apply the latest scientific treatments to objects often hundreds of years old. Get a behind the scenes look at their work and visit the conservation lab! After the popular response to our Conservation Conversation with Ellen Baxter, who treats and maintains our paintings and 2-D art, meet 3-D objects conservator Michael Belman. From plaster to wood, from steel to glass, from the smallest tea cup to the largest sculpture, Belman has cared for it all.
Michael presents a series of case studies of ground-breaking conservation treatments and technical examinations on high-profile art objects, including a Renaissance-era portrait bust of Lorenzo de’Medici (Il Magnifico), Alexander Calder’s last and largest mobile, and the treatment of the Carnegie Museum of Art’s monumental Pic Nic suite of painted furniture.