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    Treating History in Adolphus Busch Hall

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    March 28, 2012

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    Treating History in Adolphus Busch Hall

    Louise Orsini, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paintings Conservation, Museum of Fine Arts; Lynette Roth, Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums

    In light of an ongoing revitalization of Adolphus Busch Hall (home to the Busch-Reisinger Museum from 1921 to 1991), Orsini and Roth will examine the unique history of the building and the...

    Louise Orsini, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paintings Conservation, Museum of Fine Arts; Lynette Roth, Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums

    In light of an ongoing revitalization of Adolphus Busch Hall (home to the Busch-Reisinger Museum from 1921 to 1991), Orsini and Roth will examine the unique history of the building and the collections still housed within it. Special emphasis will be placed on frescoes by American muralist Lewis W. Rubenstein, executed in "true fresco" technique and recently the subject of significant conservation treatment. Controversial even before their completion in 1936, the murals depict contemporary history in the guise of Nordic and Teutonic mythology.

    This series considers objects from more than one point of view. The informal talks, many of them by Harvard Art Museums curators, conservators, and educators and Harvard University faculty members, are designed to stimulate thinking about works of art and to encourage participants to explore their own ways of seeing.

    Free admission.

    Gallery talks are informal and include discussion. Limited to 25 participants; please arrive early.


    Adolphus Busch Hall

    29 Kirkland Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Free admission.


    General Day and Time Info:

    3:30pm


    Phone: 617-495-9400


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