Amy Jones Abbe has trained and worked as a sculpture and objects conservator for more than 15 years in museums and institutions in the Northeast including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History. She has extensive experience conserving sculpture and objects in materials as varied as stone, metal, wood, ceramics, basketry, polymers, and painted surfaces. She now owns a private conservation studio in Athens, Georgia, and will be working onsite at the Gibbes on several marble sculptures in the Museum's permanent collection, including the recently acquired Mending the Nets, 1866, by Chauncey Bradley Ives (American 1810-1894).
Open Studio Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 1pm - 3pm | Saturday, 10am - 12pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 15 at 6pm. $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, $10 Students/Faculty with valid ID. Purchase Tickets.
Throughout the thirty years that I’ve been collecting, I have tried to accumulate the best in category, the rarest, and the objects that represented the true American work ethic. It’s…READ MORE
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Mary Jackson is an internationally-recognized master of sweetgrass basketry.READ MORE
Mary May is a European-trained wood and stone carver, specializing in antique furniture details, classical architecture, and fine decorations.READ MORE
Francisca Palazuelos uses traditional woodcut techniques to translate memories of past experiences.READ MORE
Tom Stanley's work relies upon personal memory, an interest in contemporary folk art imagery, and hands-on experiences as points of artistic departure.READ MORE