Barry Bauman

Art conservationist Barry Bauman will offer a free digital presentation to answer questions about two of the Muskegon Museum of Art’s most treasured paintings.

MUSKEGON — Is it true that a painting conservator is also a detective?

According to acclaimed conservator and art historian Barry Bauman, every painting has its secrets. During his 46 years of treating and analyzing damaged paintings, he has uncovered many of them – lost signatures, hidden dates and entire paintings hidden beneath other works. Two of his discoveries were so phenomenal they landed on the front page of The New York Times.

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