Beth Edelstein, Objects Conservator, and Philip Brutz and Dante Rodriguez, Mount Makers
Free; ticket required
Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Every first Tuesday of each month, join curators, conservators, scholars, and other museum staff for 30-minute talks on objects currently on display in the museum galleries.
Have you ever wondered how works of art that may be hundreds or thousands of years old are prepared for display in our galleries? Join CMA objects conservator Beth Edelstein and mount makers Philip Brutz and Dante Rodriguez to learn how mount makers collaborate with curators, exhibition designers, conservators, and collections-care staff to create innovative mounts for some of the most challenging objects in the collection. See how skills in engineering, fabrication, and machining are used in a museum setting. (Yes, math really does come in handy in an art museum!)