Chautauqua Lecture: Seeing Through Paintings

 Friday, August 6, 2021 
10:30am-12:00pm  
Orchestra Hall

Enjoy accomplished painting conservator Rustin Levenson as she tells how her studio team treat paintings from museums, private, and corporate collections. She is co-author of Seeing Through Paintings and has written chapters in The Expert versus the Object and The Conservation of Easel Paintings.

Rustin Levenson graduated with a degree in Art History from Wellesley College and was trained in painting conservation at Harvard University. She worked on the conservation staff of the Canadian Conservation Institute, the National Gallery of Canada and the Metropolitan Museum of Art before opening ArtCare Conservation, with studios in Miami, Florida, Los Angeles, California, and New York, New York. Her studio teams treat paintings from museums, private, and corporate collections. She is co-author of Seeing Through Paintings, Yale University Press, and chapters in The Expert versus the Object and The Conservation of Easel Paintings. In addition to her publications, Rustin lectures extensively to professional groups, at universities, and to public forums. She is a Fellow in both the American Institute for Conservation and the International Institute for Conservation. For her book she and her co-author were awarded Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation Prize by the College Art Association and Heritage Preservation. In 2015 she was honored with a Residency at the American Academy in Rome. In 2021 she was recognized by her conservation peers as an Honorary Member of the American Institute for Conservation.

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