Member Noontime Talk: The Conservation of Niki de Saint Phalle’s Shooting Paintings

Niki de Saint Phalle created her shooting paintings in the 1960s by filling plastic baggies and jars with colored paint, covering them and other objects attached to a board with plaster and white paint, then shooting them with a .22 rifle. Join Assistant Objects Conservator Joy Bloser as she discusses the intricacies of conservation in the care of these inherently unstable and fragile works of art.

Held on Fridays for a small group, Member Noontime Talks make exhibitions more intimate and reveal the collection as never before. To sign up, please RSVP to membership@menil.org. If you are not currently a Menil Member, you can learn more and join here.

Member Noontime Talks are generously supported by Frost Bank.