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Event Details

November 3, 2022
7:00 pm –8:00 pm


Free for Members, $20 for Not Yet Members


High Museum of Art

Event Description

Dive into the behind-the-scenes exploration that the High is doing to conserve and learn more about its Thornton Dial works. Dial used everything from animal skeletons and dolls to spray paint and wire to create his artwork. Hear from the team that is leading the charge of better understanding this artist’s process so it may be preserved for the future.


Guests will include:

Kristen Gillette – Assistant Objects Conservator, Objects & Textiles Conservation

The Art Institute of Chicago



Paula Haymon – Collections Manager and Registrar

Wiregrass Museum of Art




Katherine JentlesonMerrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art

High Museum of Art




Support for Conservation Conversation is provided by the Sara Giles Moore Foundation.