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Artful Conversation | Dr. Stanton Thomas & Luis Seixas

Join us for an engaging discussion between Luis Seixas, objects conservator, and Dr. Stanton Thomas, Chief Curator, as they talk about the MFA’s recently acquired Spanish tabernacle. Currently the focus of Live Conservation: Restoring a 17th Century Tabernacle, this remarkable object presents a number of fascinating questions, especially as it is meticulously cleaned and conserved.

This artful conversation will include a discussion of how the work changed over time, challenges associated with its restoration, surprising discoveries during the conservation process, thoughts about its original context, how it would have been used, and an exploration of its incredibly complicated symbolism. The event will also provide a chance for visitors to ask questions about the conservation process and the object itself.

The MFA is delighted to offer this conversation—which artfully engages our mission of engaging and educating the community as related to collecting and preserving works of art.  

Artful Conversation
Dr. Stanton Thomas & Luis Seixas

Thursday, April 25, 2024
6:00-7:00 pm
FREE for MFA Members; $15 for Not-Yet Members

Made possible by the MFA Guild (formerly Collectors Circle)

Formerly known as the Collectors Circle, a dedicated support group of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg since 1995, the MFA Guild unites collectors, benefactors, and art enthusiasts. Over the past three decades, this philanthropic group has generously contributed 41 works of art spanning various periods, styles, and media to the Museum. Being part of the MFA Guild presents a unique opportunity to support the Museum’s mission to engage, educate, and excite diverse communities by collecting, exhibiting, and preserving works of art for the enrichment and enjoyment of all.

The MFA Guild is a benefit of the Visionaries membership program. Participants of the MFA Guild enjoy exclusive access to enriching educational experiences, special trips, and opportunities to actively contribute to fundraising efforts, furthering the MFA’s mission and fostering meaningful relationships in the community. Learn more about the Visionaries program and the MFA Guild here.

Event Details

April 25

6–7 pm

Museum of Fine Arts – Marly Room

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