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Happy Dr. Hou-mei Sung Day!

by e.m.i., Digital Content Manager


East Asian Art, Cincinnati

In 2023 the City of Cincinnati proclaimed June 8 to be Dr. Hou-mei Sung Day, in honor of the museum’s curator of East Asian Art.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Shoes with the Blues

by Obie Linn, Conservator of Textiles


CAMConservation, textile conservation, museum pests, silverfish, historic Cincinnati

These elegant pale blue kid leather shoes came to the lab for a new storage tray and interior padding, but they are interesting because they bear tell-tale damage from a specific collection pest: silverfish.

Renovations & Transformations: A Museum Makeover

by Franck Mercurio, Publications Editor


Margaret H. DeWitt Entrance, Adams-Emery building, Potter, Tyler, Martin & Roth, Cincinnati Historical Society, Eve Disconsolate, emersion DESIGN, Triversity Construction, Renovations, Marek Family Commons

If you’ve visited the Cincinnati Art Museum in the past few months, you might have noticed construction work on the museum’s first floor, just past the Great Hall, where Hiram Power’s marble sculpture of Eve Disconsolate once stood.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Treatment of Cincinnati’s Galt House

by Cecile Mear, Conservator of Works on Paper


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In my post of November 30, I promised to explain what it took to improve the appearance and the mechanical condition of Emil Klauprecht’s 1830s lithograph, Galt House.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Traveling for the Holidays?

by Cecile Mear, Conservator of Works on Paper


Galt House Cincinnati, Emil Klauprecht, CAMConservation, works on paper, paper conservation

At first glance it is obvious the print has had a rough life.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: View of the Museum on the Hill

by Cecile Mear, Conservator of Works on Paper


CAMConservation, Cincinnati Art Museum, collodion photograph, paperweight, archives

An interesting artifact has entered the museum Archives, courtesy of Archivist/Records Manager Geoff Edwards. This glass paperweight holds a small photograph of the museum and the Cincinnati Art Academy (now located downtown).

Green Team: CAM 🤍 CRRH

by Amy Burke, Director of Visitor Services and Franck Mercurio, Publications Editor


Green Committee, sustainability, Recycle, Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub, green team

The museum’s Green Team recently took a field trip to learn more about recycling opportunities in our region. With our individual recyclables in tow, we visited Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub (CRRH) and were wowed by this organization.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cincinnati 1954

by Cecile Mear, Conservator of Works on Paper


CAMConservation, Laurence Sisson, paper conservation, Cincinnati Scenes

A recent bequest of 20th-century American prints and paintings includes this view of Cincinnati by Laurence Sisson (1928–2015). Painted in watercolor with pen and black ink, the scene captures downtown buildings overlooking the Ohio River as Sisson saw them in 1954.

Finding Love at CAM: A Teacher’s Story

by Guest Contributor James Neville, Art Teacher, Cincinnati Public Schools


Teachers, love story, Evenings for Educators, summer teacher institute, Cincinnati Bengals

This story begins with Samantha Gaier, the museum’s Associate Director of School-Based Learning, asking about my personalized Super Bowl XLI Bengals jersey during a “visual arts professional development day” for art teachers with Cincinnati Public Schools. Little did she know, the jersey was just a small part of a larger story, a love story that began almost 40 years earlier.

Helping to Preserve Cincinnati’s Art Memory

by Geoff Edwards, Archivist / Records Manager, Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives


Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives, artist files, Thom Shaw, Cincinnati artists, Black History Month, Black artists

In honor of Black History Month, the library is currently displaying the artist file of Thom Shaw (1947–2010), one of Cincinnati’s best known and most admired contemporary artists.

Big Fun for the Big Game

by Cincinnati Art Museum


Cincinnati Bengals, Bengals, Rosenthal Education Center, REC

Many recent visitors have football on their minds!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Tribute to Constance McClure

by Conservation


Constance McClure, Art Academy of Cincinnati

Visit the Art Academy to see Never a Day Without Drawing, on view from August 23 to September 9, 2021.

Walter Farmer: Cincinnati's Own "Monuments Man"

by Trisha Brockmeyer & Geoff Edwards


Paintings, Politics and the Monument’s Men: The Berlin Masterpieces, Monuments Men, Walter Farmer, Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives, Trisha Brockmeyer, Geoff Edwards, archives, Cincinnati history, World War II

Although perhaps best known for his wartime service, a new donation of papers and photographs to the Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives is helping to shed light on Walter Farmer’s life and work beyond the Monuments Men.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Procession Returns

by Conservation


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Last week our paper conservator visited the Contemporary Arts Center downtown to deinstall the museum’s Panorama of the Procession.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Long Title for a Long Print

by Conservation


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This year the Cincinnati Art Museum is again supporting the Contemporary Arts Center by lending a book to their newly opened exhibit, “Tania Candiani: Sounding Labor, Silent Bodies”.

2019 at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Kaitlyn Sharo, Marketing & Communications Manager


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!

The Magic of Mokuhanga

by Helen Rindsberg


Japanese Woodblock, April Vollmer, Cincinnati Asian Art Society

Artist April Vollmer will help the Cincinnati Art Museum celebrate its outstanding Japanese woodblock print collection at a special event from the Cincinnati Asian Art Society on Sunday, March 31.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Art Academy Celebration

by Conservation


behind the scenes, conservation, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Artists

Benn Pitman’s Design for a Circular Plate is an example of a preparatory drawing the artist created for a carving.

Blog: Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150

by Geoff Edwards


Art Academy of Cincinnati, behind the scenes, Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

The Art Academy and Cincinnati Art Museum have closely intertwined histories.

Let’s Go to the Movies!

by Julie Aronson, Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings


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Posted by: Julie Aronson, Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings

Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert Director Cameron Kitchin Discusses the Cincinnati Art Museum (Video)

by CAM Staff


Cameron Kitchin, Cincinnati Art Museum, CAM staff

Cameron Kitchin, Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, discusses the layers of creating and developing one of the oldest museums in the United States and its 'encyclopedic' and vast collection of more than 65,000 objects.

Dressed to Kill: Sword Preparation and Installation

by Design and Installation


Dressed to Kill, Arms and Armor, Samurai Sword, Cincinnati Art Museum, video

(Video) Watch as one of the Dressed to Kill swords is prepared and installed.

2016 Presidential Election

by Molly Donnermeyer


2016, Election, President, Cincinnati, Ohio, White House, CAM, Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

Posted by: Molly Donnermeyer