Join us for a conversation with art conservator Connie Stromberg. Connie has conserved priceless artworks and historic objects for museums and private collectors from Kathmandu to Quito. She will highlight the challenges and rewards of conserving the outdoor sculptures at Fallingwater, including Jacques Lipchitz’s Mother and Child, the cast iron Buddha head and Peter Voulkos’s Funiculated Smog.
Connie Stromberg is a private conservator and owner of Stromberg Conservation, LLC. In addition to Fallingwater, her clients include the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Museum of American History, U.S. Capitol, Barbados Museum and Johns Hopkins University, to name a few.
Connie majored in sculpture at Carnegie Mellon University and received her M.S. in sculpture conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware program in the Conservation of Artistic and Historic Objects.
Last month, Dr. Barry Kerzin, personal physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, shared his thoughts on how time immersed in a natural environment supports our health and well-being. On October 28, Dr. Kerzin will lead a meditation session live from Fallingwater. Join us for this unique opportunity to explore the therapeutic benefits of meditation in a natural setting.
Dr. Barry Kerzin was born in southern California where he completed undergraduate studies in philosophy at UC Berkeley. He went on to graduate from the USC College of Medicine and completed his internship at Los Angeles County Medical Center followed by residency at Ventura County Medical Center. Dr. Kerzin relocated to India in 1989 to become personal physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He later took monastic vows as a Buddhist monk and was ordained by His Holiness in 2003. He has focused much of his professional career on bridging Eastern and Western medicine and speaks often to healers, first responders, and corporate executives about developing mindfulness, compassion, and resilience. His medical practice is now principally in India; however, he remains the personal physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and provides care to other members of the Tibetan Community in Exile.