International art conservator to discuss her work to restore Michelangelo’s masterpieces
International art conservator to discuss her work to restore Michelangelo’s masterpiecesSeptember 22, 2008Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Syracuse University alumna and internationally noted conservator and painting restorer Diane Kunzelman ’67, G’72 will present “Restoring Michelangelo” Thursday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in SU’s Life Sciences Complex Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Discounted parking will be available in the Booth Garage.
A conservator at the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy, and adjunct professor at SU Florence (SUF), Kunzelman began her career as a student in the SUF graduate program in Renaissance art. She has been involved in major conservation projects on works from the principal museums and churches in Florence. Among the works she has restored is the Doni Tondo, a splendid representation of the Holy Family, which Michelangelo painted in 1503-04 while he was working on his famous marble David. She will discuss her work restoring one of Michelangelo’s most important panel paintings and her experiences caring for other Renaissance masterpieces.
Kunzelman’s lecture is presented by SU Abroad and the College of Visual and Performing Arts as part of “Rethinking Michelangelo: A Series of Lectures, Concerts, and Special Events,” presented by SU’s College of Arts and Sciences. “Rethinking Michelangelo” events complement the current SUArt Galleries exhibition, “Michelangelo: The Man and the Myth.” Further information about both is available on the Web at http://michelangelo.syr.edu.