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Zoom Presentation by Painting Conservator & Art Historian Barry Bauman

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Solving the Cranach Mystery Surrounding the Portraits of Martin Luther & His Wife Katharina von Bora

Hosted by the Muskegon Museum of Art
Thursday, May 6, 5:00 – 6:00 pm EST

According to acclaimed conservator and art historian Barry Bauman, former associate conservator of paintings for the Art Institute of Chicago, every painting has its secrets. During his 46 years of experience treating and analyzing damaged paintings, he has uncovered many of them—lost signatures, hidden dates, and entire paintings beneath other works. Two of his discoveries were so phenomenal they landed on the front page of The New York Times. Share in the joy of one of his most remarkable discoveries on the Muskegon Museum of Art’s two 1537 portraits by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. REGISTER HERE

Art conservationist Barry Bauman discusses the pro-bono restoration work he’s performed on paintings in the collection of the Wisconsin State Historical Society in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. John Hart — State Journal
(Published on 01/04/2014) Art conservator Barry Bauman visits an office at the Wisconsin Historical Society where two paintings he restored — free — are on display. Behind him at left is a John Singer Sargent portrait of Lucius Fairchild; at right is Thomas Sully’s portrait of George Washington.


May 6
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Muskegon Museum of Art