Restoration and Revelation: Conserving the Suida-Manning Collection


On view November 17, 2012 through May 5, 2013, the presentation puts the preservation of Old Master paintings and drawings from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries under a metaphorical microscope, underscoring how the convergence of art and science can lead to new knowledge about the works and their makers.

Antonio Carneo’s seventeenth- century painting

The Death of Rachel

, recently restored by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, serves as the focal point of this in-depth investigation and is showcased alongside several additional Renaissance and baroque artworks, representing a range of conservation issues, from the Blanton’s celebrated Suida-Manning Collection.



Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701


Free to the general public
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