A Chrysler Museum of Art and Hampton University Museum Partnership
This post introduces Angie Lopez, the current Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellow, and shares her journey into the art conservation field. She also discusses her experience of working on her first painting from the Hampton University Modern African Art collection, Night Dancer by Miranda “Olayinka” Burney-Nicol, and her examination of the painting's structure, artist’s technique, and condition.
This post goes in-depth on the conservation treatment of the painting Grief by Afi Ekong. Treatment was completed by Katie Rovito, National Endowment for the Humanities Conservation Fellow at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Learn how Katie tackled this treatment, including how she mended tears and inpainted.
For my first post of the Artist Talk series, I will be sharing information on the prolific artist Chief Lady Constance Afiong Ekong, also known as Afi Ekong. Ekong was a present and influential figure in the Nigerian art scene until her death in 2009. Although we can not talk with Ekong, we can still have a conversation with her paintings.