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ArtCare Lecture "Dramatic Conservation" with Oliver Watkiss at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (January 08, 2018)

The Deering Estate is proud to present the second event in a lecture series on Thursday, January 25th from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with partner ArtCare Miami. The lecture, "Dramatic Conservation: Treatment of Albert Bierstadt's Domes of Yosemite," is presented by ArtCare expert Oliver Watkiss who will discuss his experience with the structural treatment of paintings.

This year ArtCare Conservation undertook the treatment of this large (15' x 10') painting from the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in Vermont. This work was painted in 1867 and displayed in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York to give viewers a sense of the West. The treatment included varnish removal and lining. During the treatment new discoveries were made about the working method of the artist and the technical history of the painting.

The series is free and open to the public and will be held in the historic Stone House Ballroom. Donations to the Deering Estate's Artwork Conservation Fund are welcome. For more information, and additional lectures, please visit the Deering Estate website.

About the ArtCare Conservation Lecture Series
The ArtCare Conservation Lecture Series presents specialized topics in art conservation for art lovers, collectors and arts professionals. ArtCare, Inc., A Rustin Levenson Company that specializes in fine art conservation, shares examples of their decades of art conservation and restoration experiences working on individual and museum collection pieces. For more information on ArtCare, please visit their website.

"We strive to set the standard for quality care in painting conservation and to preserve works for generations to come." --- Rustin Levenson

Cultural Arts Programming is made possible with support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The 100 Ladies of Deering, and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided Historic House and Natural Areas Tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida. Discover More art, culture, history, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate today!