by Nathaniel M. Stein, PhD, Curator of Photography
In early October, I was delighted to participate in a scholars’ day at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). For those outside the museum biz, a scholars’ day is a convening of curators, academics, and sometimes expert collectors, artists, and gallerists, who gather to share a deep dive on an artist or movement featured in a special exhibition.
by Cecile Mear, Conservator of Works on Paper
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).
by Serena Deng, Photography Collection Research Intern
In 1871, the Royal Historical Museum in Dresden (the present-day Green Vault) commissioned German photographer Franz Hanfstaengl to document the objects in its collection. Among the 160 photographs produced, lively prints of five found their way to the Cincinnati Art Museum.
by Nathaniel M. Stein, Curator of Photography
From April 11–August 10, 2023, the hallway gallery at the top of the museum’s Great Hall staircase will be full of critters.
by Brett Hornberger, M.Ed. Early Childhood Teacher / Teaching Professor, Xavier University
Inspired by the brilliant photography of Georgia O’Keeffe, Montessori students from the Xavier University Montessori Lab School experienced a novel three-part lesson about the innovative female artist.
by Emily Bauman, Curatorial Assistant for Photography & Film Programmer for Moving Images
Krull’s groundbreaking modernist work now resides in the Photography Collection at the museum.
The objects in the Women Breaking Boundaries exhibit in the galleries across from the café are examples of wide-ranging media, including light-sensitive objects.
Sometimes a painting can make its feelings known.
This large unfinished work by Frank Duveneck is in the paintings conservation lab to be examined.
by Megan Beckerich
Photography was first introduced to Japan in the 1840s, via the sole government-approved trading port in Nagasaki.