Chase bird

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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cracking up

While this photo might invite captions about Polly wanting a “crack-er”, our paintings conservator is performing actual conservation work.  This is a detail from “The Turkish Page (Unexpected Intrusion)” by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) as it is being prepared for…

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nourse

Seven sketchbooks by Cincinnati artist Elizabeth Nourse (1959-1938) are being fitted on custom-made supports before installation.  The fragile books date from between 1874 and 1923.  Nourse used the books to sketch people and places she saw as she travelled in…

blue hole

We’ve asked Cincinnati Art Museum lovers to send us thoughts and feelings about an artwork at the Art Museum! We feature these thoughts for #MyInterpretationMonday. This week,  Hamilton High School Student Amy shares her thoughts on  her favorite artwork at…

breton collar

This embroidered lace collar was collected by Cincinnati artist Elizabeth Nourse (1859-1938) on one of her trips to Brittany.  Nourse was well-known for her portraits of common people, including Breton peasants in regional costumes, wearing items such as this.  Our…