Painting conservator to speak at Olana
The Olana Partnership will host a free illustrated lecture and discussion with New York state Conservation Center’s painting conservator, Mary Betlejeski, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
Olana’s Interim Director of Collections & Research Valerie Balint and Olana State Historic Site Manager Kimberly Flook will join Betlejeski to present behind-the-scenes information about the conservation of Frederic Church’s 1856 painting, “Autumn,” which was overpainted when it was slated for auction in the 1960s.
The lecture, followed by a discussion/Q&A, a small reception, and a brief tour into the East Parlor of the Main House to see the original painting at the end of the program, will take place in the Wagon House Education Center at Olana State Historic Site, 5720 state Route 9G.
To pre-register, please visit www.olana.org/edu cation/ or call Olana’s Education Department at (518) 828-1872, ext. 105.