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Amy Abbe

February 14, 2017 - February 18, 2017

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.

<em>Mending the Nets</em>, 1866, by Chauncey Ives (American, 1810-1894); Marble; 30x15x10 inches; Museum purchase with funds provided by the William B. McGuire Jr., Family Foundation (2016.008)

Mending the Nets, 1866, by Chauncey Ives (American, 1810-1894); Marble; 30x15x10 inches; Museum purchase with funds provided by the William B. McGuire Jr., Family Foundation (2016.008)

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