American Chemical Society - Local Section for the Dallas and Fort Worth Area

DFW ACS Meeting – May 2010


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Amon Carter Museum – 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth


"Art and Paper Chemistry"



American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, with COMMENTS from Museum Conservator of Works on Paper, JODIE UTTER


About the Program: We will tour the "American Moderns on Paper" exhibit of the Amon Carter Museum under the guidance of an expert Amon Carter Museum Docent. The Museum's Conservator of Works on Paper, Jodie Utter, will accompany our tour and supplement, with paper chemistry and conservation -related information, the docent's remarks. Following the tour we will proceed just across Lancaster Ave from the Carter Museum to a private gallery of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, where we will enjoy a summery meal catered by Z's Café'.

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About the Curator: Jodie Utter has worked in paper conservation as a technician, contract conservator, sole proprietor and staff conservator in private practice and in institutions for the past 19 years. She holds a graduate degree from the Art Conservation Program at Winterthur/University of Delaware. She has worked for the MFA in Boston, Harvard University, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Baltimore Museum of Art on a variety of projects, including the cleaning and reinstallation of block printed French wallpaper, the poetry of Emily Dickinson and 13th century Islamic parchment fragments. In addition, she had taught numerous classes, workshops and given lectures on conservation, preservation and historic artists’ materials.