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Materials Lab Plaster Workshop


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

In this workshop, artist Robert Baart and Francesca Bewer, the museums’ research curator for conservation and technical studies, will explore one of the many uses of plaster in art: that of lime plaster in fresco painting.

The workshop will take place in the museums’ Materials Lab, a new space designed to encourage the investigation of materials and techniques used in works of art. What kinds of choices and challenges do materials pose for artists as well as scholars and conservators? How does a more nuanced appreciation of art-making affect the aesthetic experience? Different materials will be explored through hands-on experimentation and close looking at select objects in the galleries.

The event will be held in the Materials Lab, Lower Level.

$15 materials fee. Registration is required and payment must be made in advance. Please call 617-495-1440 or stop by the museums’ admissions desk to register. Space is limited to 12 participants. Minimum age of 14.