Detail of a painting by Thomas McIlworth
Special Installation: Framing Colonial Albany
April 12, 2008 - July 6, 2008
Working in conjunction with conservators from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, this year's Lenett Fellow, Katherine Alcauskas, researched an eighteenth-century portrait of a member of one of Albany's founding families—the Van Rensselaers. Exploring the artist, itinerant painter Thomas McIlworth, the painting, and its elaborate frame, this presentation will highlight the findings of this yearlong project.