Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Filling up with Duveneck!

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Conservation for the upcoming Duveneck exhibition continues apace.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Petra Ceramics

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These two 1st Century CE ceramics from Petra are in the objects lab receiving conservation.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Ready for his close-up?

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Sometimes a painting can make its feelings known.

Native Americans and Winold Reiss

by Geoff Edwards, Archivist/Records Manager


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When the Cincinnati Art Museum was founded in 1881, it collected much more than just art. In fact, it aimed to gather, preserve, and exhibit “valuable and interesting objects of every kind and nature."

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Make it better, but keep it the same

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Sometimes an artist presents us with something that looks good from the front, but when we turn it over we notice that there are problems that can’t be seen when the art is hanging on a wall.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Japanese Haori

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This Japanese garment, or haori, recently went on display in the Asian Gallery.

Piecing Together an Umbrella Stand by M. Louise McLaughlin– Part I

by Lea C. Lane, Curatorial Assistant, Decorative Arts & Design


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A recently discovered notebook with a third of its contents missing and a ceramic umbrella stand held together with wire—these aren’t exactly the objects that immediately elicit a response of “that belongs in a museum!”

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Sasanian Panels

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These two 5-6th C stucco panels are in the lab for treatment.

Staff Picks: Gillean Dublow's CAM Favorites

by Gillean Dublow, Rachel Ellison


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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: All that glitters!

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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


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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Royal Portrait

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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920s Gown

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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

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

Staff Picks: Melissa Copeland's CAM Favorites

by Melissa Copeland, Rachel Ellison


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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: An Intern’s Experience

by Caroline Shaver


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

Pride: LGBTQ+ Artists and CAM

by Rachel Ellison


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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Indian Painting

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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

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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


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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!

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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

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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


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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


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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


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

Library Blog: Rockwell Kent Illustrations

by Jennifer Hardin


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!

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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!

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