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.