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Arts & Theater , Family
December 02, 2020 to December 02, 2020
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F Streets NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20560

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Join Objects Conservator Leah Bright for a lively conversation on the unique conservation challenges behind preserving the SAAM's collection of folk and self-taught art. Often composed of unconventional materials like plastic, tin foil, glitter, and bottle caps, the collection requires a nuanced conservation approach. Discover compelling stories behind the works, including James Hampton's The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly, SAAM's remarkable quilt collection, and Simon Sparrow's glittery Assemblage with Found Objects.

Image Credit: Conservation staff dusting James Hampton's The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly, ca. 1950-64, mixed media, SAAM. Photo by Laura Hoffman

Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours, Lectures & Discussions, Webcasts & Online
SponsorAmerican Art Museum
Venue: American Art Museum
Event Location: Zoom
Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite
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