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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”

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Museum Mondays: Some of the science behind painting conservation

October 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm

With generous support from the Hollensteiner fund, the Wright Museum has sent an American landscape painting for conservation.

Picnic on the Alleghany, a landscape by Henrik Meyer, was originally gifted to the Museum collection by Samuel J. Campbell as part of a bequest in 1981. This painting from 1937 depicts a group of picnickers interrupted by an approaching storm. The work won second place in landscapes at the annual showing of the National Academy of painting and sculpture in 1937, and 75 years later still conveys the “Bellows-like depiction in green and gold.”

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According to the assessment by conservators at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, “The paint/ground are generally stable. There are no visible sites of flaking or insecurity.”

Noting the resinous material (the reason for the glare in the picture) the conservators explain how “examination in ultraviolet light and solvent tests suggests they are natural resin varnishes.”

However, there is a “significant grime layer” deposited on the surface and embedded in the varnish. The conservation will require a deep cleaning to remove this grime, but once finished the original coloration of the paint will be revealed. The Museum will be holding the annual Wanda Hollensteiner’54 Conservation Lecture once the conservation work is completed.

Look for the return of the renovated Picnic on the Alleghany this spring.