The Wright Museum of Art invites the campus and community to the Annual Wanda Hollensteiner Conservation Lecture on Thursday Feb. 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. Jim and Wanda Hollensteiner ’54 provide the museum with the ability to have one work from the permanent collection conserved every year. Along with conservation, the museum invites an art historian to lecture about the work and its placement in the art historical canon.
In previous years, the Hollensteiners have helped to support the conservation of three prints from the collection—the work of artists Rembrandt Van Rijn, Albrecht Durer, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec—and oil paintings from American artists Henrik Mayer and Alexander Wyant
For this year, the recently conserved piece is a quaint en plein air painting by J. Francis Murphy, gifted to the Wright Museum by Louis Van Ess in 1937. Dr. Katherine Manthorne, professor of American art from the City University of New York, will deliver the conservation lecture titled: “Tints of a Vanished Past: J. Francis Murphy’s Landscape.”The evening will start at 6:30 with a gallery reception in the courtyard of the museum. Visitors are encouraged to view the Murphy painting and the other conserved work on display in the Hollensteiner gallery. The lecture will take place promptly at 7 p.m. in the Logan Room of the Wright Museum.