Art League Lecture

Dates: Wed Mar 11, 20

Time: 10:00am

2020 march 11 art league hanspach bernal

A Fresh Look: Bruegel's Wedding Dance

Ellen Hanspach-Bernal is the paintings conservator at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Ellen will talk about the Detroit Institute of Arts' focus exhibition celebrating one of the museum's most iconic paintings, Pieter Bruegel's The Wedding Dance (1566).

The painting was considered a sensational discovery when it was acquired by the museum in 1930. Using the lens of art conservation, the exhibition will trace the life of the painting from its creation to the present, emphasizing its status as a material object, from its very free underdrawing and its thin paint application to the conservation treatments and restorations to which it has been subjected over time.

Ellen is a graduate of the art conservation program at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden, she was also an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in painting conservation at the Menil Collection. She worked as a painting conservator with Whitten and Proctor Fine Art Conservation in Houston, Texas, and the museums of the city of Erfurt, Germany.

KIA members are invited to join Art League. Dues are $40 and entitle members to free lectures and discounts on trips and special events. Lectures are free for Art League members, $10 for KIA members, $12 for non-members, and $3 for students.

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