Conservation Of Ceramic Suarez In Puerto Rico

Conservation of Ceramic Suarez in Puerto Rico

In San Juan, Puerto Rico there is a forty-five foot totem pole pointing towards the blue Caribbean sky. The totem pole, Totemic Sculpture, 1993 by Jaime Suarez is a concrete pole roughly thirty inches in diameter that is clad with…

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Big Easy Sculpture Restoration In New Orleans

Big Easy Sculpture Restoration in New Orleans

The City of New Orleans has been called the "Big Easy" among other nicknames. Recently, Marcin Pikus, Conservator of Stone Sculpture and Architectural Features of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, performed sculpture restoration in New Orleans. The sculptures were big, but…

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To Infinity And Neon: Assessment Of Two Neon Artworks

To Infinity and Neon: Assessment of Two Neon Artworks

Often the first step of an art conservation treatment is to perform a condition assessment. Jim Gwinner, Conservator of Public Art and Sculpture, recently performed an examination of neon artworks by artist Keith Sonnier in the D.C metropolitan area. Cenozoic…

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Paintings Conservation Of A Winter Landscape

Paintings Conservation of a Winter Landscape

It is wintertime in Northern Ohio, and there is certainly snow place like home. Locals learn to enjoy thirty degree plus temperature fluctuations as well as every form water takes-on around freezing temperatures. Winter Landscape by Ernest Lawson, before treatment…

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Relining A Painting Was The  Conservator Of A Preacherman

Relining a Painting was the Conservator of a Preacherman

Stefan Dedecek, Conservator of Paintings, Murals, and Polychrome Surfaces at McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory always takes the least invasive path to the conservation of paintings, but sometimes more intervention is needed - like relining a painting. Before treatment of Tompkins…

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Paint A Crack To Make A Dubuffet Intact

Paint a Crack to Make a Dubuffet Intact

Sometimes paintings conservators like Stefan Dedecek of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory must inpaint a crack to make a painting look intact. This was the case with a work of art, Femme Incantant, 1945 by famous artist Jean Dubuffet. The painting…

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Conservators Wax Flowers In The Concrete

Conservators Wax Flowers in the Concrete

Federal Triangle Flowers, 1997 by artist Stephen Robin are living on the street in front of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C. as flowers in the concrete. They were treated this past summer at the…

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Outdoor Bronze “Maine”tenance In Maine

Outdoor Bronze “Maine”tenance in Maine

The McKay Lodge Conservation team travels far and wide to preserve a wide variety of media, from electronic media and optical art to large scale murals to outdoor sculpture. Conservator of Public Art and Sculpture, Jim Gwinner, of McKay Lodge…

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