selected lectures, presentations & demonstrations

Beginning with dedicated frame exhibitions in Santa Monica and Laguna Beach in 1996, principals of Gill & Lagodich have lectured on the subject of period frame history, fabrication, and restoration; presented walk-through gallery talks, docent and professional educator training, and conducted hands-on period frame clinics for selected museum, institutional, and private groups, as well as national arts and appraisal conferences.

Tracy Gill and Simeon Lagodich organized, curated frames, and wrote exhibition catalogues for four frame shows that traveled to bicoastal galleries, colleges, university, and two museums.

We can visit your institution or invite you to visit us. Gill & Lagodich Fine Period Frames will open our showroom and studios on request for educational purposes, including powerpoint lectures on frame history, gallery/restoration studio tours and hands-on demonstrations in gilding and frame restoration. Students from Pratt University, FIT Restoration Program, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York School of Interior Design, Museum associates and private art collector groups are among those who have participated on-site at G&L. 

APPEARANCES ARE LISTED BELOW IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.

note: we are currently updating our list of past presentations, please check back soon for more additions.


 

DENVER ART MUSEUM

"A LOOK AROUND: FRAMING THE WEST

AT THE PETRIE INSTITUTE OF WESTERN AMERICAN ART"

Powerpoint by Tracy Gill, followed by discussion of framing for the Petrie Institute with Simeon Lagodich and Thomas Brent Smith, Director.

Florence Griswold Museum

"What Goes Around...

Investigations into the Framing of American Art" 

A Special Training Day for Docents and Educators

Supported by the Sanderson Docent Fund

Keynote Lectures:

"American Frames Survey: Colonial to Modernist", Tracy Gill

"Impressionists' Frames", Susan Larkin, Independent Curator and Guest Curator for exhibition on the work of Matilda Browne.

Museum Frame Walks & Talks with Simeon Lagodich, Tracy Gill;  museum director, Jeffrey AndersEn & curator, Amy Kurtz Lansing.

Frame Gilding & Restoration Demonstrations, Yozo Suzuki, master gilder, Gill & Lagodich Fine Period Frames

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The William Cullen Bryant Fellows 

Private PRESENTATION & AMERICAN WING GALLERY WALK

american frames behind-the-scenes with a focus on exemplary period frames in the Metropolitan Museum collection.

Tracy Gill, powerpoint, "American frames: Colonial to Modernism".  Followed by extensive museum gallery walk and frames talk with Simeon Lagodich, Sylvia Yount, Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge of the American Wing, and Elizabeth kornhauser, alice pratt brown curator of american paintings and sculpture.

The Birmingham Museum of Art

A BETTER FRAME OF MIND

Hosted by the Birmingham Museum Friends of American Art 

Opening remarks by Gail Andrews, R. Hugh Daniel Director and Graham C. Boettcher, Chief Curator, Hulsey Curator American Art

KEYNOTE  TALK / POWERPOINT BY TRACY GILL

"AMERICAN FRAMES: COLONIAL TO MODERNIST"

FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH SIMEON LAGODICH

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

MUSEUM SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM: AMERICAN ART

FOCUSING ON 18TH- TO 20TH-CENTURY FRAME STYLES AND CHANGING TASTES IN AMERICAN ART EXEMPLIFIED BY DIVERSE EXAMPLES FROM THE VMFA'S IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION of period frames including original artist frames and 24 paintings framed by Gill & lagodich

"AMERICAN FRAMES: COLONIAL TO MODERNIST"

Powerpoint lecture by Tracy Gill

Q&A with Simeon Lagodich

followed by Gallery Walk & Talk with Sylvia Yount, Chief Curator and Louise B. and J. Harwood cochrane Curator of American Art

ROCKWELL MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART

Silver Dollar Society, Annual Recognition Event

FUND RAISING INITIATIVE FOR REFRAMING THE MUSEUM'S IMPORTANT AMERICAN LANDSCAPE, ALBERT BIERSTADT'S "MOUNT WHITNEY", 1877, OIL ON CANVAS, 69" X 117"

"REFRAMING AN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE"

OVERVIEW OF AMERICAN FRAME HISTORY AND TRADITIONAL FABRICATION METHODS

Powerpoint lecture by Tracy Gill

Q&A with Simeon Lagodich and G&L studio director, Eric Tollefson. 

Note: for details about the year-long process of this important framing project see Past Projects "Reframing  'Mount Whitney'"

Initiatives in Art and Culture

17TH ANNUAL AMERICAN ART CONFERENCE

Graduate Center — City University of New York

"DEFINING AMERICA: PLACE, IDENTITY, IDEA"

TWO-DAY CONFERENCE EXPLORING AND CELEBRATING THREE CENTURIES OF THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN IDEALS AND OUR SENSE OF PLACE AND SELF AS MANIFEST IN THE NATION'S ART.

PANEL DISCUSSION WITH JOHN DRISCOLL, ART SCHOLAR & PRESIDENT, DRISCOLL BABCOCK GALLERIES; ROBIN JAFFEE FRANK, CHIEF CURATOR,WADSWORTH ANTHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART; TRACY GILL, FRAME SCHOLAR & CO-OWNER GILL & LAGODICH FINE PERIOD FRAMES & RESTORATION; AND SARAH ANSCHUTZ HUNT, DIRECTOR, THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART — THE ANSCHUTZ COLLECTION.  JAMES W. TOTTIS, MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, MODERATOR.

Milwaukee Art Museum

CONSERVATION/FRAME SYMPOSIUM

“Join a group of curators, conservators, and framers to examine and discuss frames in art. Presenters include Tracy Gill and Simeon Lagodich (Gill & Lagodich Fine Period Frames) and Elizabeth Kennedy (Terra Foundation for American Art).”

"DETECTING AMERICAN FRAMES: IDENTIFYING CLUES FROM STYLE, FABRICATION, ART, & INTERIORS"

POWERPOINT LECTURE BY TRACY GILL

Q&A, MUSEUM GALLERY WALK WITH SIMEON LAGODICH

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART

"BEAUX ARTS AND CRAFTS: MASTERPIECES OF AMERICAN FRAME DESIGN 1890 – 1920"

(FRAMES FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF EDGAR O. SMITH)

PATRONS' OVERVIEW, PRESS CONFERENCE, AND GALLERY TALKS IN CONJUNCTION WITH EXHIBITION OPENING

MEAD ART MUSEUM

"On The Edge: A Gallery Talk About Frames" 

Followed by Q&A with Randall Griffey, Curator of American Art, 

Tracy Gill and Simeon Lagodich, Gill & Lagodich Fine Period Frames

SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM OF ART

Patrons Circle Gallery Talk

EVALUATION AND DISCUSSION ON EVOLUTION OF FRAMING WORKS IN THE THANNHAUSER COLLECTION

Tracy Gill, Simeon Lagodich, and Eric Tollefson, studio director, Gill & Lagodich, join Guggenheim deputy director / chief conservator, Carol Stringari, and curators Vivienne Greene and Megan Fontanella for a presentation in the Thannhauser Gallery.

Discussion of frame styles and terminology, gilding techniques and patination, framing with period vs. replica or custom-designed frames; conservation issues to be considered when choosing a frame. Specific Case Studies of works framed by Gill & Lagodich INCLUDE: Gauguin, Haere Mai (custom-made frame); Picasso, Woman with Yellow Hair (custom-made frame); Van Gogh, Mountains at St. Remy (restoration and repurposing of museum’s period frame); Van Gogh, Roadway (period frame); Manet, Before the Mirror (period frame). 

NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

"DRAWING THE CURTAIN BACK:

FRAMING AMERICAN PAINTINGS"

POWERPOINT LECTURE BY TRACY GILL

Q&A AND MUSEUM GALLERY WALK WITH SIMEON LAGODICH

Tracy Gill and Simeon Lagodich of Gill & Lagodich Fine Period Frames & Restoration join Curator Margi Conrads to offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the history, selection, restoration and traditional fabrication of gilded frames in the Museum’s American collection. Focus on twenty-six works framed for the museum by Gill & Lagodich.

 

Boscobel House and Gardens

"HOME ON THE HUDSON: WOMEN AND MEN PAINTING LANDSCAPES, 1825 – 1875"

HISTORY, FABRICATION AND STYLES OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN FRAMES IN CONTEXT OF EXHIBIT

Lecture by Tracy Gill 

Q&A and Gallery Talk with Simeon Lagodich