July 23: Gilbert Stuart Across the Atlantic

Posted on Jul 15, 2013

Lunder Conservation Center presents

A Special Lecture featuring Maureen Cross, Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art, & Joanna Dunn, Paintings Conservator at the National Gallery of Art

Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 PM | McEvoy Auditorium | Smithsonian American Art Museum

On the evening of July 23, Courtauld Institute of Art Lecturer, Maureen Cross, will discuss portraits painted by Gilbert Stuart during his time in Britain. She will focus on recent technical studies conducted on nine paintings representative of the materials and techniques of Gilbert Stuart’s early career (1755-1787) that illuminate the development of the artist’s unique painting style during this period. Joanna Dunn, paintings conservator at the National Gallery of Art, will also speak about her experiences conserving Stuart’s portraiture in the National Gallery of Art’s collection. These talks will focus on how these works affect current conservation research and approaches to the future preservation of Stuart’s works.

This program is free and open to the public. Please enter the museum at 8th and G Street NW, where you will be greeted and directed to the McEvoy Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 PM.