Native Americans and Winold Reiss

by Geoff Edwards, Archivist/Records Manager

8/13/2019

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , behind the scenes

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."

Library Blog: Rockwell Kent Illustrations

by Jennifer Hardin

5/3/2019

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.)

Library Blog: Art Academy of Cincinnati Student Records

by Jennifer Hardin

4/22/2019

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The Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives holds the records of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and its predecessor, the McMicken School of Design.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Helping the Archives

by Conservation

4/18/2019

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Between doing conservation treatments for upcoming exhibitions, our paper conservator and her intern are working on a group of documents from the Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives.

Library Blog: Minumentals from the Art Academy of Cincinnati

by Library

2/5/2019

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , minumentals , Art Academy of Cincinanti

Each year an average of 450 works of art, no more than 2" in any dimension, by Academy students, faculty, staff and alumni make for a lively and diverse show.

Blog: Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150

by Geoff Edwards

1/4/2019

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

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

Library Blog: Victorian Christmas Cards

by Jennifer Hardin

12/7/2018

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , christmas cards , behind the scenes , victorian christmas cards

In 1843, the same year that Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was published, the first commercial Christmas card was created.

The Illustrated Works of Ethel Mars and Maud Hunt Squire

by Jennifer Hardin

11/2/2018

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Making Monsters: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein turns 200

by Molly Donnermeyer

10/2/2018

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This year marks the 200th anniversary of when Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Frankenstein, was first published.

Louis Prang: Lithographer and Art Education Advocate

by Molly Donnermeyer

9/14/2018

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Louis Prang, sometimes referred to as “Father of the American Christmas Card,” was born in 1824 in Breslau, Prussian Silesia, present day Poland.

Animals Illustrated

by Molly Donnermeyer

8/6/2018

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , animals , illustrations

From early on in our evolution we have been drawn to these living things that exist alongside us. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to the modernist illustrations of Charley Harper.

Voyages Extraordinaires: The Scientific Romance of Jules Verne

by Molly Donnermeyer

7/20/2018

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Jules Verne , Science Fiction

The French novelist and playwright Jules Verne, the “Father of Science Fiction,” created an elaborate series of adventure novels that became known as Voyages Extraordinaires, which translates literally to Extraordinary Voyages.

The Illustrations of George Barbier

by Molly Donnermeyer

6/13/2018

George Barbier , Art Deco , Art Nouveau , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

Following World War I the style known as Art Deco rose in popularity. Originating in France, Art Deco was a response to the style known as Art Nouveau, which was characterized by its organic and curvilinear lines.

The Art of the Bike

by Molly Donnermeyer

5/11/2018

Charles Dana Gibson , August Sander , Marcel Duchamp , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

Artists have been fascinated by various modes of transportation throughout time, but the bicycle in particular has a way of capturing the imagination.

Etchings & words about the Seasons: The Work of Clare Leighton

by Molly Donnermeyer

4/13/2018

Clare Leighton , Etchings , Illustrations , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

“Spring is here with us. In little wafts it touches the trees and hedges, giving us a feeling of a certainty that it is here for always, and that we have left behind us the cold and wet of winter…”

Artist's Books by Women Artists

by Molly Donnermeyer

3/7/2018

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In honor of Women’s History Month, The Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives will have a selection of rare artists’ books created by women on view throughout the month of March.

The Business of Love: Early Paper Lace Valentine's

by Molly Donnermeyer

2/7/2018

Valentine's Day , Valentine , paper lace , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

These early examples of paper lace valentines date back to the late 19th century.

Herald in the New Year

by Molly Donnermeyer

1/10/2018

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Library , rare books

The books on display in January are The Art of Heraldry: an Encyclopedia of Armory by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, published by Brentano’s in 1904.

Charley Harper’s Menagerie

by Molly Donnermeyer

3/21/2017

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Posted by: Molly Donnermeyer

Mildred in Finland

by Molly Donnermeyer

1/6/2017

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Posted by: Molly Donnermeyer

Holiday Cards by Mildred Fischer

by Molly Donnermeyer

12/14/2016

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Posted by: Molly Donnermeyer

2016 Presidential Election

by Molly Donnermeyer

10/24/2016

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Posted by: Molly Donnermeyer