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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 19th Century Cup and Saucer

by Conservation

4/2/2020

ceramics conservation , objects conservation , porcelain , capillary action , behind the scenes , cup , saucer

This set is made of porcelain with very thin, translucent walls and a gilt fruit and vine design.

Cincinnati Art Museum staff showing some heART

by Jill Dunne

4/1/2020

As Mr. Rogers encouraged, I am one of the many who tend to “look for the helpers” in times of crisis.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Nineteenth Century American Landscape

by Conservation

3/26/2020

paintings conservation , behind the scenes , american art , landscapes

This painting is a nineteenth century American landscape that has suffered multiple tears in the course of its lifetime, probably due to the poor quality of the canvas.

Extra Brilliant: Gorham Silver Deposit on Rookwood Pottery

by Lea C. Lane, Curatorial Assistant for Decorative Arts and Design

3/24/2020

behind the scenes , Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970 , Rookwood Pottery Company , Curatorial Blog , Decorative Arts

Keen-eyed visitors to our current exhibition, Gorham: Designing Brilliance, will notice a familiar Cincinnati name on two of the objects: Rookwood Pottery.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Recording Watermarks

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3/19/2020

Martin Schongauer , beta radiography , watermarks , paper conservation , transmitted light

Our paper conservator has been in the darkroom capturing images of watermarks from some of our Old Master prints.

Behind the Scene in Conservation: Day Dress

by Conservation

3/12/2020

in pretty finery , textile conservation , historic dress , dunlevy , behind the scenes

Check out this behind the scenes look from our conservators.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 19th Century Lacquered Chest

by Conservation

3/5/2020

behind the scenes , conservation , objects conservation , lacquered chest , concealed objects , hidden objects

This week in objects conservation we open up the 19th C Lacquered chest.

Research for upcoming exhibition 'Galloping through Dynasties'

by Hou-mei Sung, Ph.D. 宋后楣

3/2/2020

behind the scenes , Galloping through Dynasties , Curatorial Blog , research , Center for Chinese Studies

In late 2019, I received a research grant from the Center for Chinese Studies in Taipei to conduct research on the catalogue of our upcoming exhibition Galloping through Dynasties.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Yellow quashes violet!

by Conservation

2/27/2020

sisley , Impressionism , paintings conservation , varnish removal , yellowed varnish , behind the scenes , conservation

This beautiful landscape by Impressionist Alfred Sisley was recently being cleaned of its varnish by our paintings conservator.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: New to Women Breaking Boundaries

by Conservation

2/20/2020

conservation , photography conservation , Camera Work Magazine , Photogravure , Photomechanical reproduction , Gertrude Käsebier

The objects in the Women Breaking Boundaries exhibit in the galleries across from the café are examples of wide-ranging media, including light-sensitive objects.

Cincinnati Art Museum docent wins international award

by Helen Rindsberg

2/14/2020

Japan , docents , Masterpieces of Japanese Art , Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style , Dressed to Kill , Japanese Art

Longtime Cincinnati Art Museum docent and supporter of the arts Helen Rindsberg wins international award.

Local Artists, Bring Us Your Materials!

by Alexis Horst, Library Assistant

2/13/2020

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Black History Month

This month in the library display case, we have an example of one of our local artist files.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920’s Porcelain Bowl

by Conservation

2/6/2020

objects conservation , ceramics , Pottery

This week in objects conservation: this early 1920’s porcelain bowl is in the lab for cleaning and repair.

Permanent Collection Highlights: Interview with Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

by Megan Nauer

2/6/2020

fashion , Fashion Arts & Textiles , Comme des Garcons , textiles , permanent collection

Permanent Collection Highlights with Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The perks of being a conservator!

by Conservation

1/30/2020

hassam , Impressionism , impressionist , conservation , paintings conservation , behind the scenes

One of the perks of being a conservator is of course spending many hours up-close-and-personal with great art.

The Permanent Collection: Do You Know What Lives Here?

by Megan Nauer, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

1/24/2020

permanent collection , cincinnati art museum

You’ve probably seen the numbers: 67,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years. But do you know what really lives in the permanent collection at your Cincinnati Art Museum?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Frank Duveneck Print

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1/23/2020

Frank Duveneck , Monotype , Paper Conservation , behind the scenes , prints , Mussel Gatherers in Chioggia

If you have been following the Behind the Scenes in Conservation posts, you know that a lot of works by Frank Duveneck have passed through the Conservation Department over the past years.

Now For Something Completely Different—Archives and Climate Change!

by Alexis Horst, Library Assistant

1/23/2020

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , climate change , australia , william strutt

From the Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives.

Teacher Blog: Treasures of the Spanish World, Evenings for Educators Follow Up

by Samantha Lakamp

1/22/2020

teacher programs , Teacher resources , Evenings for Educators , Treasures of the Spanish World , art making , lesson plans

How do you make artwork from the Cincinnati Art Museum relevant to a group of students who do not even know where Cincinnati is?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Installing New Fashion Acquisitions

by Conservation

1/16/2020

textile conservation , Comme des Garcons , behind the scenes , conservation , fashion , textiles , recent acquisitions , new at cam , jacket , dress , tank top , clothing

In a few weeks, we are installing some recent acquisitions from CAM’s fashion collection in Gallery 150.

New Year, New Ring?

by Kaitlyn Sharo

1/13/2020

wedding , ceremony , venue , rental space , great hall , Alice Bimel Courtyard

Make your wedding day a work of art at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1740’s Rococo Gilt Table Returns

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1/9/2020

gilt furniture , furniture conservation , rococo , art conservation , behind the scenes

This week in objects conservation we return to the 1740’s Rococo gilt table.

Teacher Blog: Treasures of the Spanish World, Evenings for Educators Preview

by Sue Diemer

1/2/2020

Evenings for Educators , learning & interpretation , teacher programs , Teacher resources

Check out a preview of this month's Evenings For Educators teacher program.

2019 at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Kaitlyn Sharo, Marketing & Communications Manager

12/18/2019

Year in Review , front ramp , Nancy Rexroth , Beyond Black Rock , Art Climb , Art in Bloom , Special Exhibitions , No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man , Best of Cincinnati

From a new attendance record to Burning Man interactive installations to a new fully accessible front entrance, what an incredible year it’s been for the Cincinnati Art Museum!

Cincinnati Art Museum 2020 Exhibition Schedule

by Kaitlyn Sharo, Marketing & Communications Manager

12/18/2019

The Levee: A Photographer in the American South , Women Breaking Boundaries , “Something Over Something Else”: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series , Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970 , One Each: Still Lifes by Pissaro , Cézanne , Manet & Friends , Paintings , Politics and the Monument’s Men: The Berlin Masterpieces , Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…

The Cincinnati Art Museum is open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Kick off 2020 with a visit to the museum and see special exhibition Treasures of the Spanish World before it closes on January 19.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Overpainting vs. inpainting

by Conservation

12/12/2019

Thomas Wilmer Dewing , Maria Oakey Dewing , inpainting , overpaint , retouching , paintings conservation , conservation , behind the scenes

Conservation of this painting on wood panel by the Dewing husband-and-wife team was undertaken because the retouching on the painting had discolored.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: From One Artist to Another

by Conservation

12/5/2019

Robert Blum , William Merritt Chase , paper conservation , conservation , behind the scenes

This drawing recently came to the paper lab to have some old paper remnants removed. The drawing is on the back of a letter, and some of the writing was obscured.

6 Museum Shop items that are (almost) too good to gift

by Kaitlyn Sharo

11/25/2019

museum shop , holiday shopping , artistic gifts , shopping , art books , unique gifts , art inspired gifts

The most wonderful time of the year can also be hectic and stressful, especially when it comes to finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list.