The Conservation of Florine Stettheimer's Four Panel Screen for the New MoMA
Thanks to curatorial interest and research and to expert conservation, this artwork is on view for the first time at MoMA in a new gallery centered around Stettheimer's work. Listen to MoMA's podcast.
Many mysteries surround Florine Stettheimer’s Four Panel Screen. Its title, the date it was made, and even how it should be displayed prompted questions. In this episode of the Magazine podcast, we hear from the team that rediscovered this work in MoMA’s storage facility, including senior curator Anne Umland, curatorial assistant Jenny Harris, and curatorial fellow Charmaine Branch. Senior conservator Anny Aviram joined the conversation to detail the extensive efforts made by Suzanne Siano and her team at Modern Art Conservation to restore the work after years in storage. Hear more about this work, the world of Stettheimer, and the journey to document and uncover the many lives of her Four Panel Screen.