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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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Did you know that we offer a bi-monthly book club in collaboration with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County?  The See the Story Book Club meets on the third Saturday of every other month from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Fiction…

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This spring the Cincinnati Art Museum worked with Sands Montessori through a pilot partnership initiated by Cincinnati-based educational non-profit, Partnership for Innovation in Education, more commonly known as “PIE.” The goal of this partnership was to encourage case-based learning in…

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…