On Thursday, September 29 at 7 pm, the fine art conservator who achieved the remarkable restoration, Nadia Ghannam of Mount Kisco, and American art historian Bruce Weber will give a presentation via Zoom. Bruce will discuss the works' historical and aesthetic importance, followed by Nadia's description of her treatment of the two pictures (and their antique frames). Their discourse will be followed by a conversation with the audience. To register and receive a link to the the free Zoom event, email: email@example.com.
Nadia Ghannam has over 20 years of experience in both museum labs and in private practice as a Conservator of Art. Currently she is a consulting conservator for the DIA Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, focusing on both contemporary and historical works of art. She holds a BFA degree from Cornell University and an MA in Art Conservation from Queen's University. She has trained and worked in European and North American Conservation laboratories including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Academy of Design and the Historiches Museum of Basel, Switzerland. Her background in fine arts, art history, chemistry, and knowledge about paint materials both historical and modern, along with a lifelong love of travel, have informed her skills and continued interest in the field of art conservation and preservation. Nadia lives and works in the Hudson Valley Region of New York with her family. When not working on paintings she enjoys making pottery, gardening and being outdoors.
Dr. Weber has served as a curator at various institutions, including the Norton Museum of Art, the National Academy Museum, and the Museum of the City of New York, and has published widely n the field of American art. He has been focusing on the historic Woodstock art colony for the last several years as a writer, lecturer, and curator. Last autumn he curated the exhibition of Tomas Penning's sculpture at the Woodstock School of Art. To see some of his recent writings on the art colony, go to www.learningwoodstockartcolony.com. Dr. Weber also authored an essay on Clarence Bolton's life and career that is available for purchase in the shop of the Historical Society of online at www.historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org.