Staff Picks: Gillean Dublow's CAM Favorites

by Gillean Dublow, Rachel Ellison

7/23/2019

staff highlights , behind the scenes , CAM favorites

Here are some of Gillean's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: All that glitters!

by Conservation

7/18/2019

Mantegna , monochrome , distemper , Italian Renaissance , behind the scenes , conservation

Our Italian masterpiece A Sibyl and a Prophet by Andrea Mantegna, dated to around 1495, has been in the paintings conservation lab for treatment.

Unique treasures at great prices at Summer Sale

by Jill Dunne

7/15/2019

museum shop , summer sale , Jewelry , gifts

Save big at our annual Summer Sale now through July 21.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Royal Portrait

by Conservation

7/11/2019

behind the scenes , Portrait Miniatures , conservation , Alyn Williams , paintings

Later this month a group of portrait miniatures will go on view highlighting women artists and subjects.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920s Gown

by Conservation

7/3/2019

behind the scenes , textiles , conservation , gown , Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Can you find the conservation that has been carried out for this silk chiffon gown from the 1920s?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Korean Lacquered Chest

by Conservation

6/27/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , korean lacquered chest , 19th century , objects conservation

This week in Objects Conservation: a 19th C Korean lacquered chest.

Staff Picks: Melissa Copeland's CAM Favorites

by Melissa Copeland, Rachel Ellison

6/25/2019

Staff Highlights , behind the scenes , Personal Favorites

Here are some of Melissa's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: An Intern’s Experience

by Caroline Shaver

6/19/2019

behind the scenes , Frank Duveneck , conservation , American Painting

Conservation preparation for the upcoming Duveneck exhibition (opening Fall 2020).

Pride: LGBTQ+ Artists and CAM

by Rachel Ellison

6/18/2019

LGBTQ+ , Pride , staff blog , Zanele Muholi , Georgia O’Keeffe , Andy Warhol

An exploration of LGBTQ+ artists and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Indian Painting

by Conservation

6/13/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , paper conservation , indian painting , carl bimel collection

This month a new group of paintings is on display in the Indian gallery.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920's desk lamps designed by Joseph Urban

by Conservation

5/30/2019

Joseph Urban , 1920s desk lamps , behind the scenes , conservation

This week the objects conservator is working on an unusual project requiring the skills of an electrician.

Freedom in the Desert: Why the Arts Flourish at Burning Man

by Megan Nauer, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

5/30/2019

burning man , black rock desert , nevada , No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Happening every August in Nevada’s inhospitable Black Rock Desert, a thriving metropolis rises from the playa dust for a single week.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A disappearing act!

by Conservation

5/23/2019

panting conservation , infrared , infrared imaging , duveneck , underdrawing , underpainting , infrared photography , behind the scenes

This large unfinished work by Frank Duveneck is in the paintings conservation lab to be examined.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Japanese Fashion Plate

by Conservation

5/16/2019

keisai eisen , kimono , bijin-ga , paper conservation , conservation , behind the scenes , stations of the tokai road

A group of Japanese prints depicting women wearing elaborate garments was recently in the paper lab.

Staff Picks: Monica Bober's CAM Favorites

by Monica Bober, Rachel Ellison

5/13/2019

Staff Highlights , Google Cultural Institute , CAM favorites

Here are some of Monica's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!

Behind the Scenes in Curatorial: Movie Stars in the Collection

by Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design

5/10/2019

behind the scenes , curatorial blog , art deco , decorative art and design

Recently, while working on a forthcoming project with ties to art deco and film, I was sifting through film stills from the late 1920s and early 30s.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Kaitlyn Sharo

5/8/2019

Mother's Day , Terrace Cafe , Shopping , Paris 1900 , gallery experiences

Treat your mother to a day of art, food, shopping and more!

Library Blog: Rockwell Kent Illustrations

by Jennifer Hardin

5/3/2019

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , libary blog

In 1926, Rockwell Kent was commissioned by Lakeside Press to design and illustrate a limited edition of Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece, Moby Dick, or the Whale (1851.)

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The pieces come together!

by Conservation

5/2/2019

objects conservation , art conservation , museum conservation , japanese art , japanese tobacco box , behind the scenes , conservation

It is hard to imagine this arrangement of wooden fragments as a three-dimensional object, that’s why it has been in the conservation lab receiving some much needed attention.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A different kind of flyspeck!

by Conservation

4/26/2019

paintings , conservation , inpainting , Isaak Soreau , flemish still life , flyspecks , insects

Sometimes our paintings conservator might find an ancient flyspeck on a painting.

Staff Picks: Carola Bell's CAM Favorites

by Carola Bell

4/22/2019

Staff Highlights , Google Cultural Institute , CAM favorites , behind the scenes

Here are some of Carola's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!

Library Blog: Art Academy of Cincinnati Student Records

by Jennifer Hardin

4/22/2019

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Art Academy of Cincinanti , archives , records

The Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives holds the records of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and its predecessor, the McMicken School of Design.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Helping the Archives

by Conservation

4/18/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , James W. and Mary Louise McLaughlin , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , paper conservation , archival conservation

Between doing conservation treatments for upcoming exhibitions, our paper conservator and her intern are working on a group of documents from the Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives.

Teacher Blog: Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, Evenings for Educators Preview

by Dan Diemer

4/11/2019

Evenings for Educators , Paris 1900: City of Entertainment , Teacher resources , professional development , learning & interpretation

Our lesson’s theme is “River Cities’ Scenes: Paris on the Seine/Cincinnati on the Ohio.”

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Doll research pays off!

by Conservation

4/11/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Dollyver , textile conservation

What does the 1850 census have to do with textile conservation? And this rag doll?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Modern Glass Japanese Sculpture

by Conservation

4/4/2019

Etsuko Nishi , Conservation , behind the scenes , glass sculpture , modern art

Objects Conservation is working on this modern glass sculpture by Japanese artist Etsuko Nishi.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A black light revelation!

by Conservation

3/28/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Walter Schofield , black light , paintings conservation

In the course of examining this early 20th century painting by American Impressionist Walter Schofield, our paintings conservator noticed a curious thing.

Teacher Blog: Celebrating Women from the CAM Collection, Follow-Up

by Allison Heisel

3/25/2019

Evenings for Educators , drawing , Elizabeth Nourse

Figure drawing is a basic fundamental practice for an advanced drawing class.