Incorporated in 1986, the Galveston Arts Center (GAC) is an independent nonprofit organization that showcases innovative contemporary art.

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Conversations @ the Center
Intersections: Art, Science and Technology

Galveston Arts Center's lecture series, Conversations @ the Center, returns Thursday, January 26. The 2017 series will feature speakers on the topic of the intersection of art, science, and technology. All events are free and open to the public.
Alex Goss and J Hill
Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30 PM
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:30 PM
Robert Proctor
Saturday, March 25, 2017
2:00 PM
Anne Wilkes Tucker
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:30 PM
Adela Andea and Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola
Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:30 PM

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 | 2:00PM
Robert Proctor, Art Conservator

Robert Proctor is a conservator and co-owner of Whitten and Proctor Fine Art Conservation company in Houston. Proctor and his wife, Jill Whitten, started their company in 1998 when they came to Houston to restore the Museum of Fine Art-Houston’s collection of Fredric Remington paintings. Over the years they have maintained close ties with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston¸ The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and a host of local galleries, private collectors and other institutions. Robert and Jill have also worked on several WPA-era murals by Thomas Hart Benton and Peter Hurd, and have a long relationship with the scientific department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Robert Proctor specializes in reweaving tears, varnishes, and the investigation of adhesives. He holds a BA in Art History from Tulane University and an MFA in Conservation from Buffalo State College.


Support for GAC comes from: The Brown Foundation, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Fondren Foundation, The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Houston Endowment, The Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation, The Robert W. and Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation, Save America's Treasures, The Moody Foundation, The Susan Vaugn Foundation, The John P. McGovern Foundation, The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation, The Texas Historical Commission, and numerous individuals