Denver Art Museum Report

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There are many famous and different types of artworks in Denver art museum. In order to preserve these artworks for generations to come, they all need to be cared by specialist. How does the Denver art museum take care of all these artworks? Depending on the materials they are made from, different artworks has a different method of preserving. Although all art works at the Denver Art Museum are maintained separately and differently, they all need to be cleaned and kept in certain temperature at certain humidity. Artworks need to be cleaned frequently and different cleaning chemicals need to be used for different arts. I am so impressed with the dedication of conservators at Denver Art Museum to persevere the arts by using different methods of treatments to bring back aspects of their …show more content…
The first art work which grabs my attention is Big Sweep sculpture. This sculpture was designed by Oldenburg and Coosje Van Burggen. It is constructed from stainless steel, aluminum, and fiber glass. It is also painted with acrylic-polyurethane paint . First time I saw this artwork was back in 2012 when I went with a friend to visit the museum. We were so impressed with this sculpture so we climb up and took several pictures. What I didn’t realize back then was that we were damaging the sculpture. Outdoor art works like Big Sweep can be affected by different factors. They can easily and quickly degraded by sun, wind, rain, and human. Human interaction is the main factor that contributes in damaging this sculpture. In fact, the damage to this sculpture is mostly limited to a height of eight feet.
Conserving this artwork includes repairing, cleaning, and repainting.