UC Berkeley Art Museum Receives Grant To Conserve Hans Hofmann Collection

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BERKELEY, CA.- The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is the recipient of a $93,825 award from the federal grant program Save America’s Treasures to conserve the museum’s remarkable collection of paintings by German-born artist Hans Hofmann (1880-1966), one of the most significant figures in the development of Abstract Expressionism. The grant supports essential conservation work on forty-eight paintings to resolve threats ranging from accumulated dust and debris to paint loss and instability, discoloration, and abrasions. Conservation work will take place over two years in collaboration with conservators at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Plans are currently under way for future exhibitions and a possible international tour following completion of the conservation project in 2013. A gift from the artist to