Converse with a Conservator | William H. Johnson's Fighters for Freedom

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:30 – 6:15pm EST
See how art conservators preserve and protect the paintings in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection from the effects of time. Join Keara Teeter, a 2019–2020 Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Paintings Conservation, as she explains her conservation treatment of William H. Johnson’s iconic Fighters for Freedom paintings. Created 75 years ago, this series celebrates prominent Black Americans who fought for civil rights.

Image Credit: Keara Teeter treating William H. Johnson’s Historical Scene with Mary McLeod Bethune, ca. 1945, oil on paperboard, SAAM, Gift of the Harmon Foundation. Photo by Lou Molnar
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