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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Approaching Storm

by Serena Urry, Chief Conservator


CAMConservation, paintings conservation, Thomas Barker, CAM British Painting catalog, CAM British Paintings

Another work recently conserved for the British catalog project, The Approaching Storm by English artist Thomas Barker (1769–1847), presented a challenge.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Seemingly Innocuous British Portrait

by Kristopher Reisser, Conservation Intern


CAMConservation, paintings conservation, cam intern, mather brown, portrait, European Paintings

When I read the curatorial file for this painting, I discovered a remarkably expansive biography, not just of the painting itself, but also of the sitter and the artist. What is most interesting to me, though, is the sitter’s story.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Another British Invasion!

by Serena Urry, Chief Conservator


CAMConservation, paintings conservation, Sir Joshua Reynolds, portrait, British catalog project, European Paintings

These three portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, 1723–1792) have come out of storage and into the conservation lab for the museum’s British catalog project . They are due to be examined, and perhaps treated, before heading to our photography department for high resolution imaging.

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.

Cincinnati Art Museum 2020 Exhibition Schedule

by Kaitlyn Sharo, Marketing & Communications Manager


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.

Out from storage: French portraits

by Peter Jonathan Bell, Associate Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings


French Portraits, European Paintings, Curatorial Blog

About a month ago the Cincinnati Art Museum welcomed two new faces into our nineteenth-century European galleries – a girl with a song book in her lap and young man in uniform.