About: McKenzie Lowry

I’ve been a mount maker with the Department of Antiquities since 2001, contributing to the design and production of mounts for objects in the Getty Villa galleries. I have had an interest in making seismic mounts for art objects since the late 1980s and have traveled widely to present on seismic issues relating to art collections. I’m also a studio artist with a BA in studio art from UC Davis and an MFA in painting and drawing from Washington State University.

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Posted in Antiquities, Behind the Scenes, Conservation, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Villa

How Do You Move an Aztec Deity? Very Carefully!

Installing The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire

Objects you see in the galleries at the Getty Villa, whether monumental or miniature, weighing a few ounces or several tons, all require careful and complicated work to install. As a conservation mount maker, I’ve just finished working with my… More»

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      The colors of an Ottonian Pentecost scene, useful if you’d like to paint a scene with various small fires erupting from your friends’ heads.


      Painted between 1025 and 1050 in tempera colors and gold on parchment. Download the artwork and see further detail here.

      09/02/15

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