Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A report from our paper conservation intern, Cara Roth

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5/24/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , Jean Wentzel , paper conservation , prints

This spring in paper conservation, we’re looking at a print of Cincinnati, a view of the city from across the river in Kentucky.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Dye Recipe Catalog

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5/17/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , dye catalog , conservation lab

The dye recipe catalog is an important tool in a textile conservation lab.

The Art of the Bike

by Molly Donnermeyer

5/11/2018

Charles Dana Gibson , August Sander , Marcel Duchamp , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

Artists have been fascinated by various modes of transportation throughout time, but the bicycle in particular has a way of capturing the imagination.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Eagle Sculpture Revisited

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5/10/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , scuplture

This week in objects conservation we revisit our stone sculpture of an eagle wrestling a serpent.

4 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day at CAM

by Keith Gollar

5/8/2018

Mother's Day , Terrace Cafe , Terracotta Army , Gift Shop , Shopping

Treat your mother to a wonderful day at the Cincinnati Art Museum!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Varnish and Grime

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5/3/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , Edward Moran , American Art

When a conservator cleans a painting it’s usually described as using solvents to remove varnish and grime layers.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Gigi Scaria Panorama

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4/26/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , Gigi Scaria

When we think of photographs, we usually picture a piece of paper, often of a size that can be mounted in an album or framed and hung on the wall of our home.

Etchings & words about the Seasons: The Work of Clare Leighton

by Molly Donnermeyer

4/13/2018

Clare Leighton , Etchings , Illustrations , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

“Spring is here with us. In little wafts it touches the trees and hedges, giving us a feeling of a certainty that it is here for always, and that we have left behind us the cold and wet of winter…”

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cleaning the Chihuly

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4/12/2018

behind the scenes , Dale Chihuly , conservation , Rio Delle Torreselle

Once a year our objects conservation team cleans the Rio Delle Torreselle Chandelier by Dale Chihuly.

National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Marilyn Collins

by Marilyn Collins

4/12/2018

volunteers , visitor service aides , visitor services

"As a volunteer, I have the opportunity to inspire people and connect our communities through the power of art. I am also enriched and rewarded by the experience."

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Corot completed!

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4/4/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot , French Painting , Painting

This portrait by French artist Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot has been on the blog before and now treatment of the painting and frame are finished.

Around the world in seven days: A CAM adventure

by Jill E. Dunne

3/29/2018

terracotta army , china , behind the scenes , qin dynasty , asian art , Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

Director of Marketing and Communications Jill E. Dunne tells the story of her exciting trip to China in preparation for the Terracotta Army exhibition at CAM.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Eden Park Watercolor

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3/28/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , watercolor , Eden Park , Valentine Bonhajo

While listening to forecasts of a winter storm last week, the paper conservator was enjoying this view of Eden Park’s Mirror Lake in the height of summer.

5 reasons you should spend your Easter at CAM

by Keith Gollar

3/26/2018

easter , things to do , special exhibitions

Cincinnati Art Museum will be open on Easter Sunday.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Photography and Examination in the Great Hall

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3/22/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , indian summer carpet

When the museum is closed to visitors, CAM staff uses the Great Hall for photography large pieces.

Let’s Go to the Movies!

by Julie Aronson, Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings

3/21/2018

curatorial , Cincinnati history , Louis Charles Vogt , American Painting , Cincinnati artists

Posted by: Julie Aronson, Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Conserving Delicate Folding Fans

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3/15/2018

conservation , folding fan , Decorative Arts , behind the scenes

This decorative folding fan is in the objects conservation lab for treatment.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Home Stretch!

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3/8/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , altarpiece , retablo of saint peter , 15th century

Our paintings conservator is rounding up the final bits and pieces that comprise the 15th century Spanish altarpiece, the Retablo of Saint Peter.

Artist's Books by Women Artists

by Molly Donnermeyer

3/7/2018

women artists , artists books , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives will have a selection of rare artists’ books created by women on view throughout the month of March.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 20th Century Chinese Paintings

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3/1/2018

conservation , behind the scenes , chinese paintings , Wu Zhongxiong

Our paper conservator has been working with a large donation of 20th century Chinese paintings over the past year.

What is the Waverly Tablet?

by Anne Buening, Curatorial Assistant

2/17/2018

curatorial , archaeology , Adena , Ohio River Valley , American Indian Mound Builders , First Nation

Posted by: Anne Buening, Curatorial Assistant

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Limestone Eagle Sculpture

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2/15/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , sculpture

This limestone sculpture of an eagle and serpent dates from 50-150 CE and is from the Nabataean Temple Khirbet et-Tannur in Jordan.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Saturation

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2/12/2018

Bernardo Strozzi , David and Goliath , conservation , paintings , paintings conservation

Our masterpiece by Bernardo Strozzi, David with the Head of Goliath, is currently being conserved.