Thursday, February 22, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Art Conservationist Susan Brown will share how she works with museums in helping to restore and preserve their important paintings. Jennifer Keil, Director of Moulton Museum and Founder of 70 Degrees.org will co-present in this fascinating discussion all art-lovers will enjoy! Among the highlights, attendees will witness the live unveiling and condition report of a mid-twentieth century painting by noted artist Ruth Peabody, recently discovered in a historic family home in Laguna Beach.
Brown has restored European masterpieces from Caravaggio to Monet, and American pieces from Billy Al Bengston and Jackson Pollack, to Frank Cuprien and William Wendt. Her clients include Chapman University, The Irvine Company, Laguna Art Museum, Festival of Arts, and Sherman Library, to name just a few.
Brown will show tools, such as heat spatulas, and explain how conservation pigments are different from regular artist paints. “I have so much to cover, and it’s all really amazing” she said. Brown will discuss how works come to her, her research and appraisal process, and how she decides on the proper level of conservation for each piece. “I rely a lot on my clients goals, and how certain pieces fit into their collections.”
Among her clients is the Moulton Museum in Laguna Hills. Director Jennifer Keil will share insights about the Moulton collection, and how Brown’s collaboration is integral to building and preserving their collection.
As a bonus to attendees, everyone will receive a post-event certificate for 15%-off food at nearby Lumberyard Restaurant.
Advance registration is required
TEACHERS: Art Conservationist Susan Brown presents February 22 at LOCA Art Talks | Jennifer Kiel, Director of Moulton Museum will co-present
FEE: Free to LOCA members: Advance registration required, email LOCA@LOCAarts.org / Non-members: $20
LCAD Gallery, 374 Ocean Ave. Laguna Beach, CA Metered parking on the street.
Photos Provided by LOCA Arts Education