Piecing Together an Umbrella Stand by M. Louise McLaughlin– Part I

by Lea C. Lane, Curatorial Assistant, Decorative Arts & Design

7/30/2019

behind the scenes , decorative art and design , curatorial blog , umbrella stand

A recently discovered notebook with a third of its contents missing and a ceramic umbrella stand held together with wire—these aren’t exactly the objects that immediately elicit a response of “that belongs in a museum!”

Pride: LGBTQ+ Artists and CAM

by Rachel Ellison

6/18/2019

LGBTQ+ , Pride , staff blog , Zanele Muholi , Georgia O’Keeffe , Andy Warhol

An exploration of LGBTQ+ artists and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Behind the Scenes in Curatorial: Movie Stars in the Collection

by Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design

5/10/2019

behind the scenes , curatorial blog , art deco , decorative art and design

Recently, while working on a forthcoming project with ties to art deco and film, I was sifting through film stills from the late 1920s and early 30s.

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.)

Notes from Photography Storage: Three Japanese Ambrotypes

by Megan Beckerich

9/17/2018

ambrotype , japanese photography , research , curatorial blog

Photography was first introduced to Japan in the 1840s, via the sole government-approved trading port in Nagasaki.

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Hairwork and Portrait Miniatures

by Keith Gollar

5/26/2017

blog , hairworks , Portrait Miniatures

View over 100 intricate portrait miniatures and pieces of hair jewelry in Mementos of Affection: Ornamental Hairwork in Jewelry and Portrait Miniatures