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Behind the Scenes in Curatorial: Fabergé Managerie

The Russian workshops of Peter Carl Fabergé (1846–1920) are most readily identified with the imaginative and exquisitely-crafted Easter eggs that they produced for the Tsar’s family. But, they also produced many other delicate and bejeweled novelties, such as boxes, cigarette…

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It’s mural-painting season in Cincinnati! ArtWorks kicked off their mural projects this week, and among them is the restoration of “Homage to Cincinnatus” located on the Kroger building at Vine and Central Parkway. This mural was originally commissioned by the…

Dutch Gallery-20

 This Sunday is Father’s Day, time to show Pops how much you appreciate him. So get the man out of the house and to the Cincinnati Art Museum for a free, fun-filled day. You might be skeptical but there’s something at CAM for everyone (yes, even…

FB SU Billiods 3

Our paintings conservator just finished conserving this recently acquired anonymous 19th century portrait of Cincinnati brewer, Friedrich Billiods.  (His Lafayette Brewery building behind him still stands on West McMicken Avenue in the Over-the-Rhine district of downtown Cincinnati.)  The painting was…