Thursday, July 7, 2011

Conservation of Grant Wood's Spring Turning

One of the things I enjoy most about meeting all of the visitors to the American Gothic House Center is what I can learn from them! Many people who visit come with great tidbits of information about a variety of topics pertaining to the house, American Gothic, or Grant Wood.

Last week a visitor told some of the volunteers about a presentation she had seen about the conservation of Grant Wood’s Spring Turning. The work is part of the collection at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This week the visitor sent us a fantastic video created by the Reynolda House Museum about the conservation of the painting. The video also has great information on Grant Wood’s painting techniques and how these techniques affected the conservation of the work.

The video can be found at this link:

It is so wonderful to know that such great care is being taken to protect Grant Wood’s work!

Holly Berg

American Gothic House Center

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