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Behind the Scenes: Conserving a Masterpiece

July 19, 2015
2:00PM3:00PM
Morton Auditorium, Gallery 135
$40 members

An artist, an exotic dancer, and a priest get on a boat in New York. This sounds like the setup for a joke, but it was actually the catalyst for a major painting in the Art Institute’s collection of modern art.

Get a “backstage” look at the extensive ongoing conservation of Francis Picabia’s modern masterpiece Edtaonisl from paintings conservator Allison Langley; then join her in the galleries to see the project in progress.

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Painting conservator Allison Langley working on Francis Picabia’s Edtaonisl (Ecclesiastic), 1913. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand Bartos. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.