S.O.S. (Save Our Stuff)

This unique exhibition will highlight the museum’s conservation program that raises money for works from the collection that are in need of restoration. Include in this exhibition are paintings and sculpture by American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

More about this exhibition

Saving a painting will allow the museum to provide much needed conservation for some of its most significant works, preserving its aesthetic, historical and monetary value for the future of the museum and the public. These pieces have not been on displayed in years due to their fragile state.

More than fifteen works in need of conservation are included in this exhibition, from portraits to country landscapes to genre sculpture. Restoration experts have provided estimates for repair of each item in the exhibit with specific details for their needs. If you are interested in supporting the Mattatuck Museum’s efforts to preserve a piece of American history please visit the Munger Room and pledge to help conserve a work in need of attention. This is a unique opportunity to support the museum in its efforts to conserve and restore important pieces.

Image: Abraham Archibald Anderson, Miss Caroline Welton, c. 1870-74, collection of the Mattatuck Museum, gift of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1940