Southeastern to present final installment of ‘Let's Talk: Art’

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The final lecture in the series "Let's Talk: Art," sponsored jointly by Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Hammond Regional Arts Center, and the Friends of Sims Library, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. at the Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery.

Mary Maude Cusimano, senior in art history, will discuss "Rescuing Renaissance:  The Restoration of Florence's Renaissance Treasures Following the Flood of 1966."

"In the aftermath of the devastating flood of the Arno River on Nov. 4, 1966, the city of Florence's trove of Renaissance masterpieces were left damaged and in danger," Cusimano said. "My presentation will be an exploration into the heroic efforts of professional conservators and volunteers from around the globe following the deluge, and the conservation techniques pioneered in the first days and years following the flood."

For more information, contact Eric Johnson, library director, at 549-3962.


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