Art Restoration


Pictured above: Barry Bauman working on The Repentant Magdalene

Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation has recently completed the conservation and restoration of all of the painting in their collection and will now embark on a campaign to restore the beautiful, ornate, historic frames.  Most of the frames are original and date back to the early 1800’s.  Others are symbolic of the paintings themes, such as the carved ears of corning lining the edges of the frame of the Raccoon River painting or the ornate flowers gilding the edges to the Princess and the Parrot.

The number one goal of the Frame Restoration project is to enhance the experience of the visitors by restoring the frames back to their original luster which further enhances the overall artistic quality of the collection.

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