September 16 - October 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 5 - 7 p.m.
Guest speaker: Laura Schell, Paper Conservationist
Continuing to preserve and conserve the SUNY Geneseo Permanent Collection, this is the first major conservation project since the William Trost Richards' Seascape, 1888 in 2009. The SUNY Geneseo galleries with the generous support of the Geneseo Foundation have conserved 16 prints from the collection that are dated to the middle of the 19th century. The prints depict statuary from the Vatican Collection. The works presented in this exhibition depict some of the sculptures in Pope Julius II's (papacy 1503-1513) collection; which he installed in an enclosed courtyard in the Villa Belvedere. At the beginning of his papacy in 1503 Pope Julius II purchased Laocoon and His Sons, Apollo, hence the title Apollo Belvedere, and the Belvedere Torso.
Please join us at the opening on Sept. 16 when paper conservationist Laura Schell will discuss her work, and the processes she used on the prints.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Thursday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cynthia Hawkins, Director of Galleries and Curator
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