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Material Matters Gallery Talk

Framing Recently Conserved Textiles: Two Case Studies

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 12:00 p.m.
Location:  ATRM Atrium
Ames Family Atrium
Meet at Information Desk
Free, ticket required

About The Event

Have you ever wondered how artworks in the CMA’s collection are cared for? Join CMA conservators and technicians for guided tours of the galleries. Investigate artists’ materials and processes and learn about how the museum preserves artworks for the future.  

How does the museum make decisions about framing works of art, specifically textiles? In this program, frame technician Dave Piurek, conservator of textiles Robin Hanson, and cabinetmaker Bob Bochik discuss the recent textile conservation framing projects for Marguerite Zorach’s The Family (In Memory of a Summer in the White Mountains) and the German embroidered altar cloth Christ Gathering Roses on view in gallery 115. These two projects resulted in two very different framing solutions.


All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, David and Robin Gunning, Dieter and Susan M. Kaesgen, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, Shurtape Technologies, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by Gini and Randy Barbato, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, Robin Heiser, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, the late Marta and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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    Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.