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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Sharing Gifts

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While reviewing recent acquisitions of works on paper with the curators, our paper conservator decided to share a few of the pieces here, since they won’t be going on exhibit in the near future

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The end of treatment is near!

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We’ve come a long way on the treatment of the Elizabeth Hawes flag dress! If

Cincinnati Art Museum Gift Guide & more!

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Gift with the museum this year and make it a holiday to remember.

Simply Brilliant in Focus

by Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator/Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles


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Exploring Romolo Grassi—one of the ‘forgotten’ jewelers in the exhibition.

“Design is not for philosophy, but for life.”

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Cincinnati Art Museum x Idlewild Woman x Issey Miyake

Get to know Kara Walker–“An Unreliable Narrator”

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Kara Walker, born in 1969 in Stockton, California and raised in Atlanta, Georgia from the age of 13, is best known for her groundbreaking large-scale silhouette tableaux.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Striped pigments?

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No, it’s just the morning sun hitting our jars of dry pigments through the blinds, a brief exposure that does no harm.

Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month

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Enjoy these works by indigenous peoples in the museum’s permanent collection.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Two Squirrels on a Pine Branch

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Shown here is a painting by Wu Zhongxiong that was selected by the Curator of Asian art to include in our next grant application.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Groovy Pucci

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Usually, clothing is tailored to fit the body. But in the museum, we tailor a body to fit the clothing!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Nabataean Pottery

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Catch this object on view later this year when our Nabatean collections return to the galleries.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Road trip!

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Conservators strive to ensure that their conservation treatments will preserve each artwork for numerous decades or, we hope, even longer.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Busy Hands in Paper Conservation

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The print is now on its way to the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. with three other Cincinnati Art Museum pieces for exhibit in Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano.

9 Ghostly Stops to Make While Exploring the Cincinnati Art Museum

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Enjoy this Ghost Tour Guide, if you dare...

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 19th Century Silver Bowl

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In the objects conservation lab this week: we have a beautiful, though heavily tarnished, 19th C silver bowl in the lab being treated before going on display next year.

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Enjoy these works by or about Hispanic and Latinx artists in the museum’s permanent collection.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Conservation at your fingertips!

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“Blossoms” has just received its new frame, so look for it to pop up on the wall of our American galleries in the near future.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Tribute to Constance McClure

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Constance McClure , Art Academy of Cincinnati

Visit the Art Academy to see Never a Day Without Drawing, on view from August 23 to September 9, 2021.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Bath Time

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It’s time for a bath in textile conservation.

The Legend of the Laughing Buddha

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Earlier this year, longtime donors Walter and Vanida Davison gifted the Art Museum this beautiful 20th century Japanese painting depicting the Buddhist deity Hotei from their family art collection. Who is Hotei?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Grime Be Gone

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In Objects Conservation: This 19th C carved wooden box is in the lab undergoing conservation before display in an upcoming reinstallation of our South Asian Art Galleries.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Going, going, gone!

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The large Neapolitan still-life is back — with a new look.

Walter Farmer: Cincinnati's Own "Monuments Man"

by Trisha Brockmeyer & Geoff Edwards


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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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Look at the Nancy Rexroth Collection

by Adam Ranz, pre-program conservation intern


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With such a wide array of objects this collection will serve as a spectacular resource for the museum, scholars, and visitors alike.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Meet our Summer Intern!

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This summer, Michelle Leung has the amazing opportunity to intern here in textile conservation, funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Digitally Engaging the Ancient Middle East

by Trudy Gaba, Curatorial Assistant of South Asian Art, Islamic Art, and Antiquities


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Encouraging a deeper, more layered understanding of select objects from the ancient Middle East galleries, returning winter 2021.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 12th Century Mina’I Ceramic Bowl

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Catch this newly stabilized object back on display in the Islamic galleries later this year!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cut and paste

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Our paintings conservator has been working on this very large 17th century Neapolitan still-life.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Magic of Magnets

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Woman’s folk costume, 1900-1950, Korea, glazed linen; Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Mosher, 1966.1505ab