Free Seminar & Demonstration on Caring for Paintings Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

On Friday, December 14, conservator Rustin Levenson will give two free seminar/demonstrations on caring for paintings damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Artists and collectors can bring one (preferably small) wet/moldy painting on canvas or wood. Limited supplies will be available, along with a supply list, website list, and printed instructions. The first seminar will be in Manhattan from 10-12 PM on Friday, December 14 at Parsons New School for Design, The location is Room 1618, 79 Fifth Avenue. The second will be from 3-5 at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. It will be classroom 001 in the basement of South Hall.

To sign up, or with questions about the seminar, contact Rustin at rustinfl [at] aol [dot] com or through her website

Rustin Levenson graduated with a degree in Art History from Wellesley College and was trained in conservation at Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum. She worked on the conservation staff of the National Gallery of Canada and the Metropolitan Museum of Art before opening Rustin Levenson Art Conservation, with studios in Miami, Florida and New York, New York. After Hurricane Andrew in Miami she rescued over 5000 works of art.

The seminars are sponsored by the Foundation for the American Institute for Conservation