Free Tuesday Program

Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Holding Up What's Falling Down: Ephemeral Materials and Contemporary Art Holding Up What's Falling Down: Ephemeral Materials and Contemporary Art

Date + Time

Tuesday, October 06, 2009
noon

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

In Not New Work: Vincent Fecteau Selects from the Collection, an artist has mined SFMOMA's collection for artworks rarely — and, in some cases, never before — seen by the public. The show has given the museum's conservators the opportunity to study works long stored away, and also the challenge to maintain pieces that are breaking down. Starting with a large-scale latex painting by Robert Overby, Barger discusses the complicated task of conserving artworks, particularly those whose very materials were not built to last.

Participants

Michelle Barger, deputy head of conservation, SFMOMA

Admission + Ticketing

Museum and program admission are free.

Image: Robert Overby, Hall painting, first floor, 1971; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Mandy and Clifford J. Einstein; © Estate of Robert Overby; Photo courtesy of SFMOMA/James Goldthorpe