26 May 2010
Founded over 27 years ago, The Chicago Conservation Center is one of the nation’s leading private art restoration and conservation laboratories, restoring fine art from some of the country’s most prestigious museums, galleries, corporations and private collections. The Center is the largest facility of its kind in the United States and has grown to house 30 conservators, artisans and administrators trained from around the world. This evening offers a rare opportunity to learn about the art and science of conservation and tour the laboratory while conservators are at work and answer questions.
The Center offers a wide range of conservation services on objects from all time periods, including paintings, murals, works on paper, photography, rare books, textiles, sculpture, frames and gilded objects, antique and fine furniture. Contemporary art that has recently been treated at The Center includes a Philip Guston painting, Sol Lewitt paintings and a cube sculpture, and Andy Warhol silkscreen portraits.
Other services include custom framing, transportation, installation and disaster response. The Center was first to respond in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina where conservators remained on site for three months. The Center’s conservators have also worked to save objects after the LaSalle Bank fire in Chicago and continue to restore objects damaged by the floods in Iowa two summers ago.
You must be a Sponsor, Patron, or Angel member in good standing. There is no charge for this event.
The Society for Contemporary Art would like to acknowledge our partnership with Sotheby’s and Chubb Group of Insurance Companies for this event.