Alum featured in Smithsonian Magazine

CCAD alumni work in the coolest places.

Thomas Podnar (Fine Arts, 1975) recently traveled to the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington to clean two 400-pound bronze sculptures by the American artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Podnar was featured in a recent story by Smithsonian Magazine:

"Armed with leather gloves, ear plugs and a protective visor, Tom Podnar, a senior conservator with McKay Lodge Fine Art Conservation Laboratory in Oberlin, Ohio, trained the nozzle of a thick black hose on the surface of Saint-Gaudens’ Labor Supported by Science and Art, pulled the trigger, and sprayed a portion of Labor’s flowing robe with miniscule pellets of dry ice."


Want to see Podnar at work? Check out this video by The Washington Post.