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Virtual | Care of Modern and Contemporary Paintings with Rustin Levenson, President and Founder, ArtCare Conservation

April 10, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In response to our current state of distance, ArtTable is shifting programming online where we can. This event will take place as a live conversation! Registration is required and open to all. Suggested donation of $15.00. We hope to see you there!

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ArtTable’s professional empowerment series invites experts to share their professional experiences, knowledge and skills. Each session presents an opportunity to engage with and learn more about a topic, issue or skill that directly impacts the professional lives of our members. During this session we’ll hear directly from Rustin Levenson, President and Founder, ArtCare Conservation.

The materials and techniques of Modern and Contemporary paintings offer unique challenges for those responsible for assessing, shipping, handling, and treating works. This session will discuss the history of recent artists’ materials and how they impact the life of their paintings. Rustin will outline best practices for handling and shipping these works. For those assessing works,
examples of treatments will give insight into the impact of damage and conservation.

Rustin Levenson has worked on the painting conservation staff of the Fogg Museum, the Canadian Conservation Institute, The National Gallery of Canada, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In 1981, she founded ArtCare Conservation, a private studio offering museum quality conservation to institutions and private clients. ArtCare Conservation has grown to include studios in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Rustin has co-authored, with art historian, Andrea Kirsh, Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies (Yale University Press, 2000) and written chapters for The Expert vs the Object (Oxford University Press, 2004) and The Conservation of Easel Paintings (Rutledge Press, 2013). She has published numerous technical and historical articles and has lectured widely.  She is a Fellow both in the American Institute for Conservation and The International Institute for Conservation, and has served on numerous professional committees as well as chairing the Paintings Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation. In 2015 she was awarded a Residency at the American Academy in Rome. 

Thank you to ArtTable’s Florida Chapter and Rustin Levenson. 


April 10, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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