Converse with a Conservator | Folk & Self-Taught Art

  • Explore how art conservators preserve and protect the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of folk and self-taught art.

    On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, objects conservator Leah Bright discussed the unique challenges behind preserving folk and self-taught artwork. Often composed of unconventional materials like plastic, tin foil, glitter, and bottle caps, the collection requires a nuanced conservation approach. Discover compelling stories behind the artwork, such as James Hampton’s The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly.

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