The Menil Collection

Members Noontime Talk: Cleaning Sensitive Paint Surfaces*

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 – Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM


The unvarnished surfaces of modern paintings present challenges for conservators. Walter De Maria’s 1961 work “A Walk to Sign B” “B Walk to Sign A” consists of a pair of small, monochromatic white canvases. Learn about an innovative cleaning strategy that uses gel sheets to safely to remove layers of dirt and grime from even the most sensitive works in the collection with Andew W. Mellon Fellow in Painting Conservation Anne Schmid.

*This talk will take place in the main museum’s library. Space is limited and RSVPs are required

Held every Friday for a small group, Member Noontime Talks make exhibitions more intimate and reveal the collection as never before. To sign up, please RSVP to membership@menil.org. If you are not currently a Menil Member, you can learn more and join here.

Members Noontime Talks are generously supported by Frost Bank.


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