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Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture with Steven Weintraub - Pictures at an Exhibition: The Perception of Color in the Museum Environment
When we listen to different performances of a musical score, we hear the same notes, but our experience of the music varies with each rendition. Although there is no single “correct” way to perform the score, there are many ways to diminish the quality of the experience. Similarly, as we view pictures at an exhibition, the conditions of the exhibition will have a major impact on our experience of the works of art on display. Steven Weintraub will highlight key factors that influence the appearance of colors and explore options to improve the visitor’s experience of “pictures” at an exhibition.

Steven Weintraub is the founder and Principal of Art Preservation Services (APS), established in 1988. He specializes in the preservation of museum collections. In addition to environmental consultation work for museums, he has done pioneering research in the areas of museum lighting and museum microclimates. The primary focus of his research on perception of color is to provide a scientific basis for establishing a balance between the need to minimize light-induced damage on artworks without sacrificing the qualitative experience of viewing art in a museum setting. Weintraub holds a B.A from Colgate University, and an M.A. in Art History and a Certificate in Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Nov 17, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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