This week’s Elections seminar with Professor Lyn Ragsdale has a new time! The October 29 and November 5 sessions of the course remain at 6:30. Please contact us with any questions. Learn more here.
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Conserving: Visions of Latin American artists in the MFAH Conservation Lab
Thursday, November 21, 10:00–11:30 A.M. Conservation Lab at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Cory Rogge will build on David Bomford’s riveting March tour of the MFAH’s new conservation studio. Her detailed research reveals the decision-making processes of these artists and enables us to parse out the means by which they obtained their desired aesthetic and the messages hidden therein. Her ability to perform in-depth scientific analysis illuminates many aspects of the creative process including experimentation with new media, revision of color and composition, and application of the multiple layers required to achieve the surface properties that are not visible to the naked eye.
Corina E. Rogge has been the Andrew W. Mellon research scientist at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Menil Collection since 2013. She earned a B.A. in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University and has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center (Houston).