The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street is the late conceptual artist’s 1886 Italianate-style home and site-specific artwork, widely considered the centerpiece of Ireland’s career and a landmark of American art.

 

Construction Update Week #9
Things continue to progress at a steady pace at 500 Capp Street. The reinstallation of the windows now completed, other conservation needs will begin to be addressed. Next to get the attention of our team is the front door. The front door is symbolic across cultures and history, and a key feature in any home. With its original details, the iconic solid redwood door at 500 Capp Street is in need of some minor restoration after nearly 120 years.
Construction Update Week #8
A common question the 500 Capp Street Foundation receives is: “What are your long term plans for conservation on the house?” This is a complicated question for any organization that cares for modern and contemporary art where the artist did not outline a specific plan for the estate. While the Directors of the 500 Capp Street Foundation will be handling all conservation needs on a case by case basis, the need to create optimal conditions within 500 Capp Street, without compromising the aesthetics of the home,
Construction Update Week #7
You may notice something different about the exterior of 500 Capp Street next week… The windows are being re-installed at 500 Capp Street next week after fourteen weeks of restoration. During this time the upstairs parlor, with the windows David Ireland so meticulously cared for, has been dark. Light is a component of all works of art, but none more so than the saffron walls of 500 Capp Street.