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Creative ARTventures at CAM

Our 2014 Summer ARTventures classes ended in a flash of clever creations.  During our final week of class, we looked at a variety of artworks that allowed us to compare and contrast concepts like realism and abstraction, and two-dimensional and…

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Rudi Gernreich (1922-1985) Dress, detail, 1968-72, wool, On to the Second Century Endowment, Cincinnati Art Museum, 1999.58

Remember when vintage clothing was a fashion faux pas? I am a bargain hunter at heart and while I have been buying from resale shops for ages, purchasing someone else’s cast-offs was not always looked upon favorably. As Jimmy Fallon’s…

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ART360 is one of my personal favorite programs at the Cincinnati Art Museum. It allows for a small group of people to come together in a gallery, and spend an hour with one work of art. Some people might shudder…

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As curator of decorative arts and design at the Art Museum, I work with a collection so wonderfully diverse that, well, it sometimes makes my head spin. This collection includes nearly 7,000 objects (to which we are constantly adding) and…