Radio City Music Hall

New York, NY

Radio City is the iconic theater and its public areas feature unique murals that make going to Radio City unforgettable. Evergreene conserved all the murals, including Ezra Winter’s 60′ tall The Fountain of Youth mural (1932), in the Grand Foyer. First, we documented the mural, then we removed the synthetic varnishes and non-historic overpainting.

EverGreene performed the conservation of six murals, including Ezra Winter’s 60-foot-tall The Fountain of Youth in the Grand Foyer and Donald Deskey’s History of Tobacco in the Women’s Smoking Lounge, both painted in 1932. Work included written and photographic documentation, removal of synthetic varnishes and non-historic overpaint, and minimal inpainting.

We also repainted a damaged Yasuo Kuniyoshi mural that was painted directly on plaster and crumbling. Our conservators protected the remaining portions of the mural by consolidating the plaster. Once stabilized, we applied an isolating varnish and reinstated the mural with reversible conservation paint.