NEW DATE: La Farge Murals at Trinity Church - Boston, MA

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
  • Trinity Church 206 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
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  • Marble/Granite/Limestone Sponsors may use any remaining complimentary tickets for this tour.

    Please contact to verify number of remaining tickets or to obtain complimentary ticket registration code.

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John La Farge Murals at Trinity Church - Boston, MA

Wednesday August 23, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Photo courtesy of John Canning & Co.

Please join John Canning, David Riccio, and Gianfranco Pocobene for a unique tour of the interior of H.H. Richardson's Trinity Church on Copley Square, artistically decorated by John LaFarge and a team of talented artists. They will discuss LaFarge's use of encaustic paint for the artwork and decoration as well as the current conservation of two murals and their approach to conserving and reinstating the unstable oil finishes and encaustic paint. 

 John Canning   David Riccio       Gianfranco Pocobene  
John Canning has over 45 years experience as a practitioner, educator, and advocate in the fields of historic finishes and preservation. David Riccio is a Principal of the firm and former APTNE Board member with over 20 years of experience, after jointing John Canning & Company in 1996 as a Project Manager. Both John and David have worked as consultants for architects, developers, and owners of museums, public and religious buildings throughout the United States.

Gianfranco Pocobene is one of America's foremost recognized fine arts conservators and has conserved La Farge's fine art at Trinity Church. Like John Canning & Company, Gianfranco has been associated with Trinity Church for over two decades. He is the Chief Conservator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Please note that the current mural conservation work will be accessed via pipe scaffolding. Attendees wishing to ascend the scaffold will need to bring their own hard hat and wear appropriate footwear. A limited quantity of hard hats may be available for use during this portion of the tour. A signed waiver form will also be required.

Following the tour, the conversation will continue at the City Bar at the Lenox Hotel for those who wish to join. Attendees will be responsible for their own food/drinks.

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*A portion of every registration will be donated to the church.* 

Details & Logistics

- Members and Non-members are all welcome.
- Space is limited to 40 people.

- The price is $15 for APTNE members and $20 for non-members
     * APTNE Marble/Granite/Limestone Sponsors may attend using their remaining complimentary networking event benefits

For those that have already registered and cannot attend on the new date, please contact for a full refund.

Trinity Church
Copley Square
260 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116


This event is brought to you by our Limestone sponsors, John Canning & Company and Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates., Inc. Thank you for your support!