The Value of Age: A Conservator's Dilemma
Art Expert Discusses the Perils & Pleasures of Art Conservation in The Value of Age
In the world of art conservation, cleanliness is not
next to godliness. In fact, ill-advised cleanings of Rembrandt's Night Watch
and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling have turned into full-blown "crimes against art." Even in this age of good intentions and high technology, blunders abound, partly because of the numerous factors that must be taken into account -- including the materials the artists used and pure guesswork as to how a particular artwork looked "originally." Now James Squires, renowned expert and Chief Conservator of the Clyfford Still Museum, discusses the history of art conservation controversies and presents how conservators today make treatment decisions in The Value of Age: A Conservator's Dilemma
. In particular, he will discuss how these issues inform his work with the museum's incredible trove of Clyfford Still paintings.
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Modern art meets cocktail party at the Clyfford Still Museum's latest event, diSTILLed: Shift. Enjoy live music, have a drink (one included with ticket), sample hors d'oeuvres and check out the custom bikes on display from Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop and Alchemy Bicycle Company. In addition to celebrating Denver's bike culture, you'll be celebrating a unique time in Clyfford Still's paintings -- the four-year period from '38-'42 -- when he transitioned from representational to abstract. Plus, you'll see the museum's latest exhibit, The Art of Conservation, which covers the fascinating and complex considerations involved in housing, maintaining and displaying Still's work. Learn More
About the Ticket Supplier: Clyfford Still Museum
The Clyfford Still Museum is the newest addition to Denver's burgeoning Cultural Arts District and is located adjacent to the Denver Art Museum in the city's Civic Center Cultural Complex. The two-story, 28,500-square-foot building was designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture specifically to display Still's work. The museum broke ground in December 2009 and was completed in November of 2011. The museum allows visitors the unique experience to understand the legacy of Clyfford Still, an artist whose life has been shrouded in mystery and the bulk of whose work has been hidden from public view for over 30 years.