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Lecture: Art Appreciation: The Business of Art & Restoration

July 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Art Appreciation: The Business of Art & Restoration
Boris Brindar
Chief Conservator, A.J. VATER & CO., INC

Tuesday, July 17
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

How we value or look at works of art can be a subjective and constantly shifting cultural aesthetic. In this lecture, Boris Brindar, a longtime art conservationist discusses how art history, art appreciation and the business of art, and various art forms have evolved over time. The lecture will include a discussion of artistic and technical components of artwork and the basic procedures and peculiarities of art conservation and restoration.

About the presenter: Boris Brindar, a second-generation art conservator, got his start in the field at a young age, working with his dad, then Head of Conservation Labs at the Russian State Museum in Leningrad. Boris received his degree in conservation and art history from the Academy of Fine arts in Leningrad. At the Academy Boris specialized in oil paintings and religious icons. He has more than 33 years of professional experience, with 25 years in the United States, working on various projects ranging from a renovation/restoration of a cathedral to historic landmarks and private art collections.

This lecture is FREE to PHLF members. Non-members: $10. RSVPs are appreciated to or 412-471-5808 ext 527


July 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633