Lasting Footage

July 23, 2015

After nine months on display, our inaugural special exhibition Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals will close on July 26, but the debate over the works’ cutting-edge conservation treatment will continue.

A short video capturing highlights from our study day devoted to the murals is now available. In the video, curator Mary Schneider Enriquez and several other experts debate the merits, limitations, and implications of the non-invasive, digital-projection conservation approach, asking such questions as, “What is the role of conservation as art changes over time?” Though the mural-focused study day was open only to invited experts and scholars, the video helps make the rousing discussions available to a wider audience.

Several related videos—a conversation with artist Terry Winters and interviews featured in the actual exhibition—will also soon be accessible via our Vimeo page.