The iconic Art Deco Sherry-Netherland Hotel opened in 1927. The building originally featured an 860-sq.ft. mural painted on the vaulted ceiling in the lobby by Joseph Aruta.
The stunning work had been covered for decades underneath layers of white paint and other non-historic finishes until it was brought back to its original appearance by EverGreene in 2013. Utilizing both chemical and mechanical means, our conservators revealed the surprisingly intact mural, approximately 30% of which was recreated based on historic photographs.
The refreshed colors of the conserved mural now grace the Hotel’s main lobby, which remained open and fully operational throughout the entire project, despite the scaffolding.