Posts Tagged: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Polystyrene, Plywood, and Cement, Oh My!

Returning blogger Samantha Owens is a second-year graduate fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation interested in modern and contemporary objects. She spent the summer in the Objects Conservation lab at the Cleveland Museum of Art, focused on contemporary art. It was a busy day of installation for the upcoming show at… Read more »

What’s Trust Got to Do With It?

Alexandra Nichols is a graduate fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation with a special interest in the conservation of modern and contemporary objects. She is thrilled to be interning this summer at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, Denmark, and to finish her… Read more »

The Interview is Just the Beginning

  Returning blogger Desi Peters is a 4th year graduate student at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. She is completing her graduate internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is interested in the conservation of Modern and Contemporary art and working with living artists.     Reflections on VoCA’s Artist… Read more »

Joint Session on Artist Engagement at 2015 AIC Conference

    VoCA is excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a joint session on Artist Engagement with the Electronic Media Group (EMG) and Objects Specialty Group (OSG) of AIC for the upcoming AIC Conference, to be held in Miami from May 13 – 16, 2015! Since the twentieth century, artists have increasingly experimented with an… Read more »

More Than Just a Digital Filing Cabinet

Returning blogger Tatiana Ausema is a Research Conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum and PhD candidate in the Preservation Studies program at University of Delaware. Her research focuses on the materials and techniques of Morris Louis. This is the second in a series of blog posts documenting her work on the Morris Louis Conservation Fund Archives… Read more »

A Cup of Tea and a Tape Recorder

This week’s contributing blogger, Pamela Johnson, is a second-year Graduate Fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, specializing in paintings conservation. Prior to attending graduate school, she spent five and a half years working in the Exhibits and Conservation Departments at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.   At my first artist interview,… Read more »

The Morris Louis Conservation Fund

This week’s contributing blogger, Tatiana Ausema, is a Research Conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and a PhD candidate in Preservation Studies at University of Delaware. Her research focuses on the materials and techniques of Morris Louis.    In May 2003, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden received one of the first conservation… Read more »

The Perks of Being a Sidekick: Preparing for Artist Interviews Firsthand

This week’s returning contributing writer, Jessica Ford, is a graduate fellow in paintings conservation at Winterthur/University of Delaware. She is fulfilling her third-year internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and after graduating this summer will begin a Mellon Fellowship at the Brooklyn Museum in the fall.   My final year as a graduate student… Read more »

The Artist Interview Workshop: Reflections of a Conservator in Private Practice

Kristin Robinson graduated from the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU in 2012 and currently holds the position of painting conservator at Cranmer Art Group in NYC, where she specializes in the examination and treatment of modern and contemporary paintings.   At the end of March, Voices in Contemporary Art held a two… Read more »

How to Capture The Contemporary: Recording Equipment & Artist Interviews at the Hirshhorn

This week’s contributing blogger, Nick Kaplan, is the Collections Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Starting as an intern in 2012, he has been involved with the museum’s artist interview project since it began.  In the fall of 2012, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden launched its artist interview program Capturing the Contemporary, lead by… Read more »

Interviewing Kota Ezawa

This week’s contributing blogger, Gwynne Ryan, is the Sculpture Conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, focusing on the preservation of modern and contemporary sculpture and time-based media. She is a member of the VoCA Board of Directors, and she served as Chair of the Program Committee from 2007-2010.   In the… Read more »

Interviewing Artists: Rose Cull’s Post-Workshop Experience

Blog Post by: Rose Cull, Kress Fellow in Sculpture Conservation, Tate Gallery I love working with artists.  One reason why I work on contemporary art.  I like learning more about the creative process and seeing how an artist approaches their work, what they think of it, and hopefully over the course of my career, I will be… Read more »