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Behind the Scenes with the 10x10 Team: Getting Ready

by Adelie Wartman, Programs Intern for Learning & Interpretation


10x10 Teen Art Expo, teens, volunteers, behind the scenes, Fashion Arts & Textiles

The main goal of the 10x10 Teen Art Expo is to highlight 7–12 graders' artwork—all created in a 10-inch-by-10-inch format—interpreting a theme the 10x10 Teen Volunteer Team chooses.

Accra and London, via Detroit

by Nathaniel M. Stein, PhD, Curator of Photography


Accra, London, James Barnor, Curatorial Blog, photography, Detroit Institute of Arts

In early October, I was delighted to participate in a scholars’ day at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). For those outside the museum biz, a scholars’ day is a convening of curators, academics, and sometimes expert collectors, artists, and gallerists, who gather to share a deep dive on an artist or movement featured in a special exhibition.

New Acquisition: A Vibrant Quilt by Woomin Kim

by Cynthia Amneus, Chief Curator | Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles


Woomin Kim, quilt, Shijang Project, Korean Market, Fashion Arts & Textiles, Curatorial Blog

We recently acquired a work by Woomin Kim, a young Korean-born artist who lives and works in Queens, New York.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Sinner’s Journey

by Cecile Mear, Conservator of Works on Paper


Illustration of Hell, Comparative Hell: Arts of Asian Underworlds, paper conservation, Hand scroll display, CAMConservation

A larger portion of the painting is currently on view in New York until May 7, after which the scroll will travel to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and be on exhibit June 16–September 18, 2023.

Google’s Black History & Culture Hub Features Two CAM Commissions

by Cincinnati Art Museum


Black History Month, Google Arts & Culture, Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Homage: What was, Is, To Come

February is Black History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing stories of contemporary Black artists through Google Arts & Culture’s Black History and Culture hub.

Pups That Wandered Astray From The Wormser Bedroom

by Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design


Joseph Urban, Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom, Decorative Arts and Design, ceramic dog figurines, 1920s

To resurrect the Wormser Bedroom, we relied closely on photographs of the interior taken in 1930. Zooming into these old pictures, we were able to take inventory of Elaine’s collection and determine which pups remained and which, over the years, had gone astray.

Factory of Illusions: Researching and Reconstructing Joseph Urban’s Art Deco Bedroom

by Talia Shiroma, Joseph Urban Interactive Project Interpretive Intern


Joseph Urban, Fashion Arts & Textiles, Decorative Arts and Design, Interior Design, Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom

Next summer, the Cincinnati Art Museum will display an exhibition based on Urban’s late 1920s commission for the Wormser family of Chicago. Over several years of researching this work of art, a bedroom for a young woman, the curatorial team gleaned information about the workers and manufacturers who potentially fabricated many of the room’s design elements.

“Design is not for philosophy, but for life.”

by Cincinnati Art Museum


fashion, Fashion Arts & Textiles, Cynthia Amnéus, Issey Miyake

Cincinnati Art Museum x Idlewild Woman x Issey Miyake

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Groovy Pucci

by Conservation


CAMConservation, textile conservation, textiles, Fashion Arts & Textiles, vintage, Pucci

Usually, clothing is tailored to fit the body. But in the museum, we tailor a body to fit the clothing!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Dress Check

by Conservation


CAMConservation, textile conservation, textiles, Fashion Arts & Textiles, Sybil Connelly, dress

This dress is up for consideration to get into a different kind of exclusive party: the museum’s Fashion and Textiles Collection.

Virtual Tours with the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Cincinnati Art Museum Digital Team


Google Arts & Culture, Virtual Tour, Museum at Home, Gallery Experiences, Virtual Experiences, Online Tours

The new Google Arts & Culture virtual tour brings the Cincinnati Art Museum to you—wherever you are.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920’s Mirror Coating Removal

by Conservation


behind the scenes, conservation, Decorative Arts, furniture conservation, gilding conservation

This large decorative mirror was designed by Paul Theodore Frankl in the late 1920’s.

Extra Brilliant: Gorham Silver Deposit on Rookwood Pottery

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


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.

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

by Megan Nauer


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 Curatorial: Making a Book with Candor

by Nathaniel M. Stein, Associate Curator of Photography


Curatorial Blog, Candor Arts, The Levee: A Photographer in the American South, Exhibition Catalogue

Take a behind the scenes look at Candor Arts with Nathaniel M. Stein, Associate Curator of Photography.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Iris van Herpen Dress

by Conservation


behind the scenes, conservation, Iris van Herpen, Fashion Arts & Textiles

It's the holidays and a special delivery came for the Fashion and Textile Arts Collection!

Commemorating Friendships Through an Autograph Fan

by Adam MacPharlain, Curatorial Assistant of Fashion Arts and Textiles


behind the scenes, curatorial, fans, Fashion Arts & Textiles

Autograph fans could be of any type in a plain construction that allowed space for inscriptions.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Conserving Delicate Folding Fans

by Conservation


conservation, folding fan, Decorative Arts, behind the scenes

This decorative folding fan is in the objects conservation lab for treatment.

Our 5 Favorite Pieces from Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

by Keith Gollar, Cynthia Amneus


Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, Fashion, Special Exhibitions, Top 5, Fashion Arts & Textiles

Check out our favorite pieces from this fashionable exhibition!