may 2018

11may6:30 pm7:30 pmLecture Series - Art Conservation: The Scientist in the Studio6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Sid Richardson Museum & Store

Event Details

Sid Richardson Museum invites you to the Lecture Series titled  “Art Conservation:  The Scientist in the Studio.”  Come and explore the different ways art conservators  investigate issues of authenticity.  As a popular artist of his day, Frederic Remington is thought to be one of the most copied American artists.  Fakes and forgeries are prevalent in the art world.  The current system for authenticating works relies on a three-tier approach of connoisseurship (an expert verifying that the work reflects the artist’s style and technique), provenance (the history of an artwork’s ownership) and scientific analysis.  Clair Barry, Director of Conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum will be present to discuss the various tools and technical analyses used daily in her conservation studio, the importance of connoisseurship, the collaboration between conservators, curators and art historians, as well as her study of the Sid Richardson Museum’s painting, The Way Post, whose Remington attribution remains uncertain.  The event is free but registration is required.


(Friday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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