New Frame For Rockwell Museum Painting
CORNING---(WENY) The Rockwell museum of Western Art in Corning received a special delivery Wednesday; a 450 pound frame.
The frame is a replica of an 1870s American frame for the museum's centerpiece, Albert Bierstadt's 'Mount Whitney' painting. Its original frame had greatly deteriorated and was not an American 19th century frame.
Gill & Lagodich Fine Period Frames & Restoration in Manhattan did the job. It took nine people and a crane to lift the massive frame three stories into the museum.
Curator of Collections, James Peck says, "Over 200 square feet of gold leaf and over a football field worth of ornament and wood were laid end to end. And so, it's been a year long process, a;most a year ago. Today is the day it all comes together."
Donations from the community helped to pay for the frame.