Virgin of the Immaculate Conception recently entered the Museum’s collection and is now on view in the European art galleries. The artwork is a striking example of Guatemala’s renowned tradition of 18th-century polychrome sculpture. Beautifully embellished and standing just over two feet tall, the sculpture introduces the complexities of the colonial narrative and artistic interchange to the Museum’s collection and engages in dialogue with the other artworks in the gallery.
Go behind the scenes at the Milwaukee Art Museum with Associate Conservator of Objects Stephanie Cashman to learn about the extensive conservation of Robert Gober's Untitled installation. Read more about the process on our blog.