New Discoveries from the Robert H. Smith Collection
Alison Luchs, curator of early European sculpture, National Gallery of Art; Eike Schmidt, director, The Uffizi Gallery, Florence; Dylan Smith, Robert H. Smith Research Conservator, National Gallery of Art; and Shelley Sturman, senior conservator and head, department of object conservation, National Gallery of Art. A collection of 80 superb European Renaissance sculptures in bronze, boxwood, and ivory, assembled by the late Robert H. Smith from 1978 to 2009, is promised to the National Gallery of Art. Recorded on March 6, 2016, this presentation celebrates the the publication of a catalog of these objects in a recent supplement to The Burlington Magazine. Curators and conservators from the team that prepared the catalog discuss the sculptures, offering a look at the technical and art historical research that yielded new discoveries about them.