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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Bringing back a Cincinnati Brewer.

Our paintings conservator is tackling another dirty job. A recent acquisition, this anonymous 19th century portrait of Cincinnati brewer, Friedrich Billiods , is being cleaned.  (The Lafayette Brewery building to be uncovered behind him still stands in downtown Cincinnati.)  As…

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Chloe Aridjis Asunder

When I travel I always visit museums, and the National Gallery in London is a perennial favorite. Although I’m a curator of photography and most knowledgeable about modern and contemporary art, my favorite room in the National Gallery contains what…

Winslow Homer: Sunday Morning in Virginia

We’ve asked our social media followers to interpret their favorite artwork at the Cincinnati Art Museum. They sent us their thoughts and feelings about the work of art they chose. Each week, we will feature one interpretation here on our…

Oosterwijck Still Life

We’ve asked our social media followers to interpret their favorite artwork at the Cincinnati Art Museum. They sent us their thoughts and feelings about the work of art they chose. Each week, we will feature one interpretation here on our…