Outdoor Art Talk: Conserving Nathan Hale

September 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Outdoor Art Talk: Conserving Nathan Hale

The bronze statue of Nathan Hale that has stood in front of the Wadsworth since 1894 is being restored. Francis Miller, directing conservator of Conserve ART will demonstrate some of the techniques he will use to clean the sculpture to draw out the original hues and patinas of the bronze. Join the discussion to learn more and observe the work in progress. Free. Availability is limited and pre-registration is required. 

Talk begins outside the museum’s 600 Main Street Entrance. Visitors are required to wear a face mask and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while on the grounds of the Wadsworth. Visitors who wish to enter the museum must register separately for an admission ticket.

Major support for the restoration of Nathan Hale is provided by a grant from the Avangrid Foundation. Additional support provided by a grant from the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut.