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After restoration, night view of the north west wall of Milton Glaser's mural, "Color Fuses," 1975. Image by Mark Williams, Imagenation, LLC. Property of the U.S. GSA.

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No Preservatives | Restored and Renewed: Milton Glaser’s 1975 Artwork, “Color Fuses”

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Restored and Renewed: Milton Glaser’s 1975 Artwork, “Color Fuses”

Mitlon Glaser’s 1975 art installation in Indianapolis, “Color Fuses,” recently underwent a dramatic restoration and can now be seen as the artist originally intended.

Tom Learner, GCI Senior Scientist

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No Preservatives | The Science and Ethics of Contemporary Art Conservation: A Discussion with Tom Learner

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The Science and Ethics of Contemporary Art Conservation: A Discussion with Tom Learner

Richard McCoy talks to Tom Learner, senior scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, whose career has spanned a number of important institutions and projects.

"Lick and Lather" by Janine Antoni (1993-94), Image courtesy SFMoMA

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No Preservatives | The Top Ten U.S. Online Contemporary Conservation Projects from 2011

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The Top Ten U.S. Online Contemporary Conservation Projects from 2011

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy lists his top ten U.S. contemporary conservation projects from 2011.

Opening Session at the ICOM-CC Triennial

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No Preservatives | The State of Affairs in the Conservation of Contemporary Art

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The State of Affairs in the Conservation of Contemporary Art

IMA Conservator Richard McCoy looks back at two international conferences that dealt with the conservation of contemporary art.

Daniel Ostroff Inspects the Underside of a Customized Eames Compact Sofa at the Miller House and Garden. Photo by Tricia Gilson.

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No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part II]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part II]

Richard McCoy and Tricia Gilson talk with Eames expert Daniel Ostroff about his ongoing work in studying, collecting, and exhibiting the designs of Charles and Ray Eames [Part II].

Development of Aluminum Chairs, with Ray and Charles at left, circa 1958, photograph from Library of Congress.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part I]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part I]

Richard McCoy and Tricia Gilson talk with Eames expert Daniel Ostroff about his ongoing work in study, collecting, and exhibiting the designs of Charles and Ray Eames [Part I].

Chaos 1 in 2007.  Image from Flickr user S.E. Bennett.

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No Preservatives | “Chaos 1″ Returns to Life

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | “Chaos 1″ Returns to Life

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy talks about the return of Jean Tinguely’s 1974 masterpiece “Chaos 1″ in Columbus, Indiana.

Theaster Gates talking at Hard Truths: A Forum on Art and the Politics of Difference. IMA Photo by Tascha Mae Horowitz.

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Exploring the Freedom to Re-Present Value: A Discussion with Theaster Gates

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Exploring the Freedom to Re-Present Value: A Discussion with Theaster Gates

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy talks with artist Theaster Gates about Thornton Dial in relations to Gate’s art practice in

LARGE SCALE: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s

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No Preservatives | Looking at LARGE SCALE; A Conversation with Jonathan Lippincott

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Looking at LARGE SCALE; A Conversation with Jonathan Lippincott

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy talks with Jonathan Lippincott about his new book, “LARGE SCALE: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s.”

E Pluribus Unum by Fred Wilson. Artist’s rendering, Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Flash Points

Speaking of Influence: A Monument’s Invisible Man

Flash Points

Speaking of Influence: A Monument’s Invisible Man

“To make the monuments speak again we must question the often bland surface they show the world.” –Kirk Savage, Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves “Do I speak for everyone? No. No …

Lisa Freiman. Photograph by Adam Ames.

Lisa Freiman

Lisa Freiman

“When I first came here, people said, ‘Why are you going to Indianapolis?’ I said, ‘I’m going to Indianapolis because it’s a huge opportunity.’ They answered, ‘What huge opportunity? There’s …

Thornton Dial, Richard McCoy, and Kathleen Kiefer. 2009 Photo by Tad Fruits.

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No Preservatives: Getting to Know Thornton Dial

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No Preservatives: Getting to Know Thornton Dial

IMA conservator Richard McCoy talks about his experience working on Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial.

A view of upper Manhattan from the cab of an 18 wheeler

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No Preservatives | Richard McCoy’s Top 10 iPhone Images

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No Preservatives | Richard McCoy’s Top 10 iPhone Images

In 2010 I took more than 3,300 pictures and videos with my iPhone. No matter where I am, I have the thing with me; it’s terribly useful, occasionally entertaining, and …

Gaston Nogues arranging string spools for Gravity’s Loom; photo by IMA photographer Hadley Fruits.

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Considering Gravity’s Loom: A Discussion with Ball-Nogues

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Considering Gravity’s Loom: A Discussion with Ball-Nogues

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy talks with the Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues (Ball-Nogues Studio) about their recent installation, Gravity’s Loom, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Cai Guo-Qiang.  Peasants—Making a Better City, A Better Life, 2010. Photo Credit: Lin Yi. Courtesy Cai Studio.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Alfredo Jaar and Andrea Zittell go natural, Bruce Nauman tries to get off the ground, Cai Guo-Qiang answers questions about the impact of social visibility in …

Twitpic by @MaxAndersonUSA or steel workers atop Free Basket

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Looking Back Through 100 Acres

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Looking Back Through 100 Acres

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy looks back at the documentation around the projects in 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park before it opens this weekend.

Andrea Zittel, "Indianapolis Island", 2010. Sketch of work to be installed in 100 Acres’s 35-acre lake in Indianapolis. via Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll find two island exhibitions, some curiosities of Monaco, a photographer who pushes buttons, and a group of artists who keep it real: Indianapolis Island, a floating …

Norah Fletchall

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Caring for What’s Living: a Discussion with Norah Fletchall

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Caring for What’s Living: a Discussion with Norah Fletchall

Indianapolis Museum of Art conservator Richard McCoy talks with Indianapolis Zoo conservator Norah Fletchall about ways in which their professional lives intersect.

Mark Bradford, "Scorched Earth", 2006. Billboard paper, photomechanical reproductions, acrylic gel medium, carbon paper, acrylic paint, bleach, and additional mixed media on canvas, 94 1/2 x 118 in. Collection of Dennis and Debra Scholl Photo: Bruce M. White. Courtesy Wexner Center for the Arts.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup you’ll read about 800 prints in Los Angeles, 100 acres of art in Indianapolis, 12 Polaroids near the Hudson, a 10-year survey in Ohio, two portrait busts …

Tara Donovan (2005) Photo by: Ellen Labenski

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Prelude: A Discussion with Tara Donovan

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Prelude: A Discussion with Tara Donovan

IMA Conservator Richard McCoy and SFMoMA Conservator Jill Sterrett talk to Tara Donovan about her new exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Screenshot of the IMA's Dashboard (http://dashboard.imamuseum.org/).

Flash Points

Deaccessioning Without Putting Your Mission up for Sale

Flash Points

Deaccessioning Without Putting Your Mission up for Sale

Museums have been disposing of objects since they began acquiring them.  The first documented “deaccessioning” may have involved some of the decayed remains of a Dodo bird, destroyed at the …

Mitchell Bishop at the Adamson House, Malibu, California. Photo Maria Gilbert.

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Cultural Landscapes, Aesthetics, and Tigers: A Conversation with Mitchell Hearns Bishop

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Cultural Landscapes, Aesthetics, and Tigers: A Conversation with Mitchell Hearns Bishop

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy speaks with L.A. Arboretum curator Mitchell Hearns Bishop about cultural landscapes within the context of aesthetics and even tigers.

Jeff Koons, "Girl with Dolphin and Monkey (The Whitney Museum of American Art 75th Anniversary Photography Portfolio), 2006. Courtesy Whitney Museum

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The Puppy Wars

Flash Points

The Puppy Wars

The eerily small, closely watched world of New York art criticism experienced some infighting earlier this month, following the publication of February’s The Brooklyn Rail. “I think that there are …

Andrea Zittel's Island at 100 Acres

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The Island in 100 Acres: An Interview with Andrea Zittel

Flash Points

The Island in 100 Acres: An Interview with Andrea Zittel

Andrea Zittel talks with IMA Conservator Richard McCoy about her island project in 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park.

Rebecca Uchill

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Examining Roles and Investigating Responses; a Conversation with Rebecca Uchill

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Examining Roles and Investigating Responses; a Conversation with Rebecca Uchill

IMA conservator Richard McCoy talks with former IMA curator and current MIT PhD student Rebecca Uchill about the creation of the IMA’s Variable Art Team and the evolving roles of those that care for contemporary art.

Untitled

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International Design Conservation: A Discussion with Tim Bechthold

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

International Design Conservation: A Discussion with Tim Bechthold

IMA art conservator Richard McCoy talks with Die Neue Sammlung conservator Tim Bechthold about conserving design arts.

Glenn Wharton

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Concepts Around Interviewing Artists: a Discussion with Glenn Wharton

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Concepts Around Interviewing Artists: a Discussion with Glenn Wharton

IMA conservator Richard McCoy discusses the methodology and the process of interviewing artists with MoMA conservator Glenn Wharton.

2009 Installation of Jenny Holzer's work, Untitled.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Examining the Lives of Jenny Holzer’s Works/Words: A Discussion with SAAM Conservator Hugh Shockey

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Examining the Lives of Jenny Holzer’s Works/Words: A Discussion with SAAM Conservator Hugh Shockey

Art conservator Richard McCoy discusses the IMA’s 1983 Jenny Holzer sculpture, “Untitled,” and interviews SAAM conservator Hugh Shockey about “For SAAM.”