Up for Discussion: Make It Shine

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Up for Discussion: Make It Shine
February 13, 2016 2:00 pm
Free with membership or Museum admission
Asheville Art Museum
2 S Pack Sq, Asheville, NC, 28801, United States

Hear from and interact with artists, experts, filmmakers, performing artists, poets, writers, and other special guests.

Make It Shine
FEBRUARY 13 – Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Free for Members or with Museum admission

Artists often use organic materials such as wood and natural pigments, as well as fragile supports like paper, to create their works. Over time, climate fluctuations, light, pollution, pests, and human interaction can cause damage. Museums do their best to prevent or slow this deterioration, but eventually artworks may need professional help. Conservator Wendel Norton discusses his recent project on a Museum sculpture by Raoul Hague, as well as other artwork interventions undertaken in his studio.

In the days leading up to the talk, visit Norton as he carries out conservation treatments on the Hague sculpture in the Museum’s galleries. Visitors are welcome to observe the conservation work in action and to ask questions of the conservator.

Presented in conjunction with Vault Visible: Behind the Scenes at the Asheville Art Museum.