Rediscovered Paintings: Conversations with Conservators and Art Historians


Location: Raclin Murphy Museum of Art (View on map )

In this second program of a two-part series, join Alexa Beller, Paintings Conservator of the Midwest Art Conservation Center, and Robert R. Coleman, Notre Dame Professor Emeritus of Art History, as they discuss the eighteenth-century easel painting Virgin Reading with Angels from the studio of Carlo Maratti. Using infrared photography, x-radiography, and cross-section analysis, Beller discovered significant changes to the composition that coincided with Coleman’s art historical research. Together, Coleman and Beller reveal the painting’s significance, context, function, and symbolism.

This program will begin in the Learning Commons with a presentation and conversation before continuing the discussion in front of the painting in the galleries. 

The event is free and open to all.

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