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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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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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In November 2014, the Art Museum launched a new bi-monthly lecture series entitled Art and…  This series was built on the idea that we each bring our own unique perspectives to an experience with a work of art.  For example,…

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Today marks the 129th year that the building known as Cincinnati Art Museum has been open. On this day 129 years ago, the first Director of the Museum, Sir Alfred Goshorn (Cincinnati’s only knight at the time), declared the Museum…