How do you care for America’s relatively young artistic heritage and treasures so succeeding generations may know them? You go to Christy Cunningham-Adams, a wonderful and impressive woman with a long rich, career in fine art restoration and conservation.
Cunningham-Adams’ work in fine arts painting conservation speaks for itself. She has worked on big projects with boldface names — the Guerin murals at the Lincoln Memorial, one of the oldest colonial wall painting cycles in the US at Warner House, the 400 sq. ft. of immigrant graffiti at Ellis Island, and more. She has spent the past two decades(!) restoring the Brumidi Corridors in the U.S. Capitol, originally painted in 1857. It is fascinating to hear what she has uncovered in the six layers of overpaint which has been scraped off inch-by-inch.
Cunningham-Adams’ site documents her career, and in keeping with her artistic eye and skills, displays the strong vision of exactly how she wanted the site to look.