Behind the Scenes in Conservation: New to Women Breaking Boundaries

by Conservation

2/20/2020

conservation , photography conservation , Camera Work Magazine , Photogravure , Photomechanical reproduction , Gertrude Käsebier

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.

Cincinnati Art Museum docent wins international award

by Helen Rindsberg

2/14/2020

Japan , docents , Masterpieces of Japanese Art , Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style , Dressed to Kill , Japanese Art

Longtime Cincinnati Art Museum docent and supporter of the arts Helen Rindsberg wins international award.

Local Artists, Bring Us Your Materials!

by Alexis Horst, Library Assistant

2/13/2020

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Black History Month

This month in the library display case, we have an example of one of our local artist files.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920’s Porcelain Bowl

by Conservation

2/6/2020

objects conservation , ceramics , Pottery

This week in objects conservation: this early 1920’s porcelain bowl is in the lab for cleaning and repair.

Permanent Collection Highlights: Interview with Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

by Megan Nauer

2/6/2020

fashion , Fashion Arts & Textiles , Comme des Garcons , textiles , permanent collection

Permanent Collection Highlights with Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The perks of being a conservator!

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1/30/2020

hassam , Impressionism , impressionist , conservation , paintings conservation , behind the scenes

One of the perks of being a conservator is of course spending many hours up-close-and-personal with great art.

The Permanent Collection: Do You Know What Lives Here?

by Megan Nauer, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

1/24/2020

permanent collection , cincinnati art museum

You’ve probably seen the numbers: 67,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years. But do you know what really lives in the permanent collection at your Cincinnati Art Museum?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Frank Duveneck Print

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1/23/2020

Frank Duveneck , Monotype , Paper Conservation , behind the scenes , prints , Mussel Gatherers in Chioggia

If you have been following the Behind the Scenes in Conservation posts, you know that a lot of works by Frank Duveneck have passed through the Conservation Department over the past years.

Now For Something Completely Different—Archives and Climate Change!

by Alexis Horst, Library Assistant

1/23/2020

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , climate change , australia , william strutt

From the Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives.

Teacher Blog: Treasures of the Spanish World, Evenings for Educators Follow Up

by Samantha Lakamp

1/22/2020

teacher programs , Teacher resources , Evenings for Educators , Treasures of the Spanish World , art making , lesson plans

How do you make artwork from the Cincinnati Art Museum relevant to a group of students who do not even know where Cincinnati is?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Installing New Fashion Acquisitions

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1/16/2020

textile conservation , Comme des Garcons , behind the scenes , conservation , fashion , textiles , recent acquisitions , new at cam , jacket , dress , tank top , clothing

In a few weeks, we are installing some recent acquisitions from CAM’s fashion collection in Gallery 150.

New Year, New Ring?

by Kaitlyn Sharo

1/13/2020

wedding , ceremony , venue , rental space , great hall , Alice Bimel Courtyard

Make your wedding day a work of art at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1740’s Rococo Gilt Table Returns

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1/9/2020

gilt furniture , furniture conservation , rococo , art conservation , behind the scenes

This week in objects conservation we return to the 1740’s Rococo gilt table.

Teacher Blog: Treasures of the Spanish World, Evenings for Educators Preview

by Sue Diemer

1/2/2020

Evenings for Educators , learning & interpretation , teacher programs , Teacher resources

Check out a preview of this month's Evenings For Educators teacher program.

2019 at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Kaitlyn Sharo, Marketing & Communications Manager

12/18/2019

Year in Review , front ramp , Nancy Rexroth , Beyond Black Rock , Art Climb , Art in Bloom , Special Exhibitions , No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man , Best of Cincinnati

From a new attendance record to Burning Man interactive installations to a new fully accessible front entrance, what an incredible year it’s been for the Cincinnati Art Museum!

Cincinnati Art Museum 2020 Exhibition Schedule

by Kaitlyn Sharo, Marketing & Communications Manager

12/18/2019

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Overpainting vs. inpainting

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12/12/2019

Thomas Wilmer Dewing , Maria Oakey Dewing , inpainting , overpaint , retouching , paintings conservation , conservation , behind the scenes

Conservation of this painting on wood panel by the Dewing husband-and-wife team was undertaken because the retouching on the painting had discolored.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: From One Artist to Another

by Conservation

12/5/2019

Robert Blum , William Merritt Chase , paper conservation , conservation , behind the scenes

This drawing recently came to the paper lab to have some old paper remnants removed. The drawing is on the back of a letter, and some of the writing was obscured.

6 Museum Shop items that are (almost) too good to gift

by Kaitlyn Sharo

11/25/2019

museum shop , holiday shopping , artistic gifts , shopping , art books , unique gifts , art inspired gifts

The most wonderful time of the year can also be hectic and stressful, especially when it comes to finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Conservation History

by Conservation

11/21/2019

conservation , women breaking boundaries , conservation history , power of her , CAM archives , behind the scenes

CAM is proud to have one of the oldest art conservation labs in the country which started with a single, part-time paintings conservator in 1935.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1740's French Table

by Conservation

11/14/2019

behind the scenes , objects conservation , furniture , rococo

This 1740’s French Rococo gilt table is in the lab receiving treatment for an upcoming exhibition in 2021.

Library Blog: Victorian Illustration Display

by Alexis Horst, Library Assistant

11/13/2019

behind the scenes , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , John Atkinson Grimshaw , victorian period , book , Illustrations

The Victorian Period is widely known as a time of rapid industrialization, mechanization, and scientific inquiry.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Mysterious Appearance

by Conservation

11/8/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Thomas Wilmer Dewing , paintings conservation , oil on panel , Maria Oakey Dewing , X-ray , X-radiography , X-raying_paintings , Google Art Project

This tall narrow painting by a husband-and-wife pair is in the paintings conservation studio for removal of varnish and discolored retouching.

Behind the scenes in Curatorial: Making a Book with Candor

by Nathaniel M. Stein, Associate Curator of Photography

11/4/2019

Curatorial Blog , Candor Arts , The Levee: A Photographer in the American South , Exhibition Catalogue

Take a behind the scenes look at Candor Arts with Nathaniel M. Stein, Associate Curator of Photography.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Troublesome Letter

by Conservation

10/31/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Twatchman , letter , John Henry Twachtman , paper conservation

Oil paintings do not usually come to the Paper Lab, but occasionally the conservators share projects, and that is the case here.

Teacher Blog: Women Breaking Boundaries, Evenings for Educators Follow Up

by Melanie Zimmerman

10/28/2019

teachers , Teacher resources , Evenings for Educators

Aminah Robinson was an inspiring fabric artist who created beautiful artworks based on her life story.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Painted Silk Bedspread

by Conservation

10/24/2019

conservation , textile conservation , behind the scenes , Joseph Urban

A steady hand and a sharp eye are key for the repair currently underway of this painted silk taffeta bedspread in the textile conservation lab.

Teacher Blog: Women Breaking Boundaries, Evenings for Educators Preview

by Sue Diemer

10/22/2019

Teacher resources , Evenings for Educators , sculpture , art making

Sculpture is a new semester course this year. Every project that the students create is a ‘new adventure’ for us all!