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In this video, Whitney conservators Carol Mancusi-Ungaro and Eleonora Nagy, archivist Anita Duquette, and art historian Joan Simon describe the process of restoring one of the most beloved works in the Whitney’s collection, Calder’s Circus.
Calder’s Circus (1926-31) is one of the Whitney’s most beloved artworks and a seminal piece in Calder’s oeuvre. Eleonora Nagy, a conservator specializing in modern and contemporary sculpture who worked with the Circus, speaks about her techniques and approach to conserving the work.
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