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First at Four: CAM to host MoMa conservator who worked on art from Matisse, Degas

The restoration of Thalian Hall's original curtain inspired the CAM lecture series. (Source: CAM) The restoration of Thalian Hall's original curtain inspired the CAM lecture series. (Source: CAM)
CAM is hosting a special guest form the Museum of Modern Art in New York, who has worked to save artwork from Henri Matisse and Edgar Degas. (Source: CAM) CAM is hosting a special guest form the Museum of Modern Art in New York, who has worked to save artwork from Henri Matisse and Edgar Degas. (Source: CAM)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Have you ever wondered what goes in to making sure you can see the works of some of the world's greatest artists? Thursday, you can find out at the Cameron Art Museum.

CAM is hosting a special guest from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, who has worked to save artwork from Henri Matisse and Edgar Degas.

Karl Buchberg, Senior Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York will talk about the work on two MoMA NY exhibitions: Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs (October 12, 2014 – February 9, 2015) and Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty (March 26 – July 24, 2016). 

Anne Brennan, the executive director of CAM, joined us on WECT News First at Four to talk about the special visit. 

Brennan explained the visit is part of the CAM Conservation Lecture Series, which was inspired by the recent restoration of Thalian Hall’s original curtain, which dates back to 1858. 

MORE: Thalian Hall curtain gets repair work

Buchberg, who has been at MoMa for almost 30 years, is speaking at CAM’s Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. 

For ticket information, click here.

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