Date: Thursday, November 17, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall
Admission: Free; reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" button below.
Can the act of observing creativity and suggesting painting materials affect an artist's creative process? When does a conservator advising a living artist depart from his or her appropriate role and become something of a studio assistant? The close and complex relationship between a living artist and a conservator has the potential for a number of dilemmas.
Joyce Hill Stoner—who is the consultant conservator to the Wyeth family of artists and whose portrait has been painted by Andrew Wyeth—will draw on her personal experience to examine these issues and the challenges they pose to a conservator working with artists.
About Joyce Hill Stoner
Joyce Hill Stoner has taught for the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation for 22 years and served as its director for 15 years. Both an art historian and a practicing paintings conservator, Stoner has treated paintings for many museums and private collectors and was senior conservator on the team that recently completed the five-year project of examination and treatment of Whistler's Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Stoner has authored more than 30 book chapters and articles, including "A Closer Look: Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth." She spoke on this topic to an international audience of conservators at the National Gallery of Ireland in September 1998.
About Conservation Matters
Conservation Matters is a series of occasional lectures hosted by the Getty Conservation Institute examining conservation issues from around the world. Future lectures will focus on photography conservation, the science of pigments in Michelangelo's Last Judgment, and behind-the-scenes work at the National Archives, among other topics.