by Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design
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.
by Talia Shiroma, Joseph Urban Interactive Project Interpretive Intern
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.
by Lea C. Lane, Curatorial Assistant for Decorative Arts and Design
Keen-eyed visitors to our current exhibition, Gorham: Designing Brilliance, will notice a familiar Cincinnati name on two of the objects: Rookwood Pottery.
This decorative folding fan is in the objects conservation lab for treatment.