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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Japanese Armor

In textile conservation this week, we are getting started on Japanese armor for a 2017 exhibition.  This is the top of a kote, a piece like a sleeve to protect a samurai’s arms.  It ties to the main body of…

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What inspired you to make Shark Girl? Shark Girl was inspired as a way to express and divert panic. Replacing the human visage with that of a creature led by instinct and reflex simultaneously disguises and reveals emotions. The mask…

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Behind the Scenes in Conservation:  Our paintings conservator has been cleaning this self-portrait by Martin Quadal (1736-1808) under the watchful eye of the artist’s canine companion.  Chalk marks around the artist’s face seem to have captured the dog’s attention.  They’re…

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The Cincinnati Art Museum is bringing people and art together not only onsite at the museum, but also out in our community. Through our outreach program, LookSeeDo, the art museum is going to schools, libraries, and community organizations to facilitate…