School-Based Learning Co-op: Samantha Lakamp

by Samantha Lakamp


School Based Learning , learning & interpretation , education

Learn more about Samantha Lakamp, CAM's school-based learning Co-op participant.

Invisible Labor opening at Wave Pool Gallery Nov. 17

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exhibition design , installation

Posted by Design and Installation

The Illustrated Works of Ethel Mars and Maud Hunt Squire

by Jennifer Hardin


Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

Posted by Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Talismanic Shirt

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behind the scenes , conservation , The Fabric of India , Victoria and Albert Museum

This object, a talismanic shirt (India, 15th-16th century), was conserved by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Greek Alabastron

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behind the scenes , conservation , alabastron , alabaster , Greek

This 5th C Greek alabastron made of alabaster, has been in the objects conservation lab for repair.

Teacher Blog: Our Adventure with Gillian Wearing

by Tracy Alley


Teachers , Gillian Wearing , Evenings for Educators , learning & interpretation

Our adventure with Gillian Wearing started with a brief history of her life as an artist.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Folk Art Grime Removal

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behind the scenes , conservation , folk art , painting

Our paintings conservator has been removing a thick grime layer from this recently acquired folk art painting.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: New World Views

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behind the scenes , conservation , Capital of Quebec , Franz Xaver Habermann

The prints for New World Views are now on view, but before they were matted, framed and hung, the prints spent time in the Paper Lab.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Fresh Laundry

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Dollyver , behind the scenes , conservation

This week in textile conservation we did a load of laundry: doll clothes from the Dollyver family set of dolls currently undergoing conservation treatment.

Making Monsters: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein turns 200

by Molly Donnermeyer


Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Frankenstein , Mary Shelley

This year marks the 200th anniversary of when Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Frankenstein, was first published.

Evenings for Educators Recap: Impressive Tiles

by Sue Diemer


Evenings for Educators , learning & interpretation , teachers , Teacher resources

This introductory unit, Impressive Tiles, was a wonderful way to explore slab rolling and textures, as well as communicate a ‘message’.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Eagle Wrestling with Serpent

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behind the scenes , Eagly Wrestling with Serpent , Nabataean Shrine

Objects conservation is finishing the treatment of the Nabataean limestone sculpture Eagle Wrestling with Serpent, which dates from 50-150 CE.

Art Meets Machine: #YouKnowGreatArtWhenYouSeeIt

by Kaitlyn Sharo


art meets machine , when you see it

Can you guess the artist or title of these iconic Cincinnati Art Museum works?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Rubens

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behind the scenes , conservation , Peter Paul Rubens , Samson and Delilah

The oil sketch is one of a few paintings in our collection that is framed in a special sealed-environment package.

Evenings for Educators Preview: Zoomorphic Tiles

by Melanie Greiner


Teacher resources , zoomorphic tiles , Evenings for Educators

Students explored the use of calligraphy and its many uses in the Islamic world in our unit on Zoomorphic Calligraphy.

Notes from Photography Storage: Three Japanese Ambrotypes

by Megan Beckerich


ambrotype , japanese photography , research , curatorial blog

Photography was first introduced to Japan in the 1840s, via the sole government-approved trading port in Nagasaki.

Louis Prang: Lithographer and Art Education Advocate

by Molly Donnermeyer


Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Louis Prang , Lithographer

Louis Prang, sometimes referred to as “Father of the American Christmas Card,” was born in 1824 in Breslau, Prussian Silesia, present day Poland.

3 must-see fall exhibitions at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Joanna Kerman


Special Exhibitions , Gillian Wearing , The Fabric of India , Collecting Calligraphy

It may be hot outside, but fall is right around the corner!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Doll Transformation

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behind the scenes , conservation , doll , Dollyver

You may have seen a post about this doll a few weeks ago when her costume was undergoing treatment in the textile conservation lab.

Notes from Photography Storage: Edward S. Curtis’s The North American Indian

by Eric Hughett, Intern


Photography , Edward Sheriff Curtis , The North American Indian

The work of American photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) pervades American culture.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Conservation-on-View Retablo returns!

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Zaragoza , retablo of saint peter , behind the scenes , conservation

A few weeks ago our paintings conservator teamed with our expert Installation Department to return Zaragoza’s “Retablo of Saint Peter” to its gallery after conservation.

CAM Visitor Appreciation Week

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Zaragoza , retablo of saint peter , behind the scenes , conservation

As a THANK YOU to the Cincinnati community for your tremendous support this season, the Cincinnati Art Museum is hosting Visitor Appreciation Week (August 25-31).

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Collecting Calligraphy

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behind the scenes , Collecting Calligraphy , Qur'ran , paper conservation

This page from a Qur’an was written in the 13th century in Spain.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Miniature Textile Conservation

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behind the scenes , conservation , textiles , miniatures , fabric

A visit to the workbench in textile conservation today might feel a little like visiting a fashion studio--in miniature.

Out from storage: Sheila Hicks’ Untitled Tapestry

by Adam MacPharlain, Curatorial Assistant of Fashion Arts and Textiles


Sheila Hicks , Tapestry , textiles , curatorial

Here at the Cincinnati Art Museum we recently reinstalled our Nancy and David Wolf Gallery, which showcases contemporary decorative arts.

Animals Illustrated

by Molly Donnermeyer


Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , animals , illustrations

From early on in our evolution we have been drawn to these living things that exist alongside us. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to the modernist illustrations of Charley Harper.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Nabataean Shrine

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behind the scenes , conservation , Nabataean Shrine

Our objects conservator has been working with Andy Wolf, an intern from NYU’s graduate training program.