If you have a chance, do try to drop into the Nelson-Atkins on either June 24th or 25th or July 1st or 2nd. Conservators at the museum will be investigating the Monet Water Lillies. Because of the size of the piece, it is 14' x 6', the piece will undergo this process in the gallery. At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on these dates, Associate Conservator, Mary Schafer, will explain the process, which will include high magnification and various forms of radiation.
The piece, as you probably know, is part of a triptych. All three canvases have not been exhibited together since 1979; they will all be displayed at the Nelson in April 2011.
You can view the entire press release here.
Image courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins.