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Start Date: 10/9/2007
End Date: 10/9/2007
Event Times: 7pm

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E-mail: info@
wisconsinhistory.org

Phone: 608-264-6586
Fax: 608-264-6542

Rare Public Viewing of a Wisconsin Treasure


Renowned art conservator, Barry Bauman, will detail his restoration of John Singer Sargent's 1887 masterpiece, "General Lucius Fairchild." The painting of the Civil War hero and former Wisconsin governor is one of the most valuable items owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society. In a slide-illustrated presentation, Bauman will discuss his four-month-long process of cleaning, repairing and stabilizing the painting. The presentation will be followed by a rare public viewing of the John Singer Sargent portrait along with other important works including: Thomas Sully's 1854 portrait of George Washington; Samuel Marsden Brookes' 1858 portrait of Chief Oshkosh; and Ernest Hupeden's 1911 landscape, The Valley Where the Bluebirds Sing.

Add'l Contact Info: For more information contact Joe Kapler via e-mail or by telephone at 608-264-6552

Ticket Info: This event is free and open to the public.

Location Description: Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at the corner of Langdon Street and Park Street, across from Memorial Union.

Venue: Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium

Address: 816 State St

City: Madison

Accessibility Info: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.

Event Location URL: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org

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