Upcoming event

Exploring the Borders of Art: Picture Frames at the Barnes Foundation
Barnes Foundation Members-Only Lecture
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2PM

Suzanne Smeaton, a pioneer in the study and scholarship of period frames, examines the unique frames of the Barnes collection. Dr. Barnes’ keen interest in how works in his collection were framed, as well as issues of conservation and restoration of period frames, will be discussed. The lecture will conclude with a question and answer period.


Image credit: Ernest Lawson (American, 1873–1939), Landscape with Gnarled Trees, c. 1910. Oil on commercial wallboard. 20 x 23 7/8 in. (50.8 x 60.6 cm) BF389. Image © 2017 The Barnes Foundation.

What a difference a Frame makes...

Work with an expert in framing your fine art.
Learn why curators and collectors across the United States have come to rely on Suzanne’s scholarship and experience to present their artwork appropriately and sensitively.

"There is no one who has a greater depth of knowledge of American frames and frame history than Suzanne Smeaton. She has an incredible eye for art and an ability to bring together the perfect marriage of painting and frame. I had the very great pleasure, over many years, of working with Suzanne to reframe some of the most important and beloved American paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery. Her passion and enthusiasm for each project was contagious." 

– Helen A. Cooper, Holcombe T. Green Curator Emeritus of American Paintings and Sculpture, Yale University Art Gallery

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