Special Event Revolutionary Portraits from the Collections of the MHS 17 November 2016.Thursday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM An evening to support the care of the MHS collections Revolutionary Portraits - John Hancock

This fun and festive evening will spotlight portraits of Revolutionary-era figures from the Society’s collections. Enjoy a reception, view terrific works of art, and learn about the artists and the people they portrayed. Erica Hirshler, MFA, Boston, will present Copley’s John Hancock and David Dearinger, Boston Athenæum, will present Lafayette: Before & After

Reservations are required; please call the Development Office at 617-646-0543 to register for this event.


Alexander HamiltonHelp us restore this newly acquired portrait of Alexander Hamilton

A recent donation to the MHS, this portrait is in desperate need of repair. Without conservation, it cannot be shown or hung for visitors to enjoy. Although the portrait appears to be structurally sound, the likeness is significantly compromised by blisters, raised and flaking paint, and discoloration throughout. The treatment recommendation includes a thorough cleaning, resetting of the paint, and application of varnish. The portrait will be on view during Revolutionary Portraits on November 17 and guests will have the opportunity to contribute to its conservation.

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