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The Material Lives of Objects

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 6:00 p.m. (EDT) 

The Material Lives of Objects

Art objects tell stories not only in the narratives displayed on their surfaces but also in their transformations as material objects over time.  

Join the CMA’s Eric and Jane Nord Chief Conservator Sarah Scaturro, associate conservator of Asian paintings Sara Ribbans, and former senior conservator of paintings Marcia Steele as they highlight recently conserved works in the exhibitions Stories from Storage and Variations: The Reuse of Models in Paintings by Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi. Together, they share the new stories and hidden histories that their research and treatments have revealed and discuss the differences between Western and Eastern paintings conservation methods, tools, and approaches. 

This program is organized in tandem with the CMA exhibition Variations: The Reuse of Models in Paintings by Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi