Getting beautiful objects on display is a multi-stage process that often includes a stop (or several!) in Conservation. This week we installed some new objects in the Forecourt Gallery of the museum, including this child’s dress.
Join the Cincinnati Art Museum during this time of celebration by exploring works by Black artists in the museum’s collection.
We are working on conserving a new piece of the shrine—which is cleaning up very well—revealing beautiful bright red and yellow pigments underneath the coating.
Before the work was shipped to the museum from out of state, our curator of American art, Julie Aronson, PhD, contacted a professionally trained paintings conservator in that region to examine it. He noted a few areas with cracks and lifting paint that might be jeopardized during transport. With permission from the owner , the conservator applied the three tissue paper patches you see here to make sure that no paint flakes were lost in transit.
See these and other woodcut prints (including Himeji Castle in the Morning, a variation of the print seen here) by seven members of the talented Yoshida family spanning most of the twentieth century until April 9, 2023.
January’s Evening for Educators will feature a tour of the exhibition Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art. This interactive art exhibition explores the power of dance, not only in everyday life, but in religious thought and worship in South Asia.
Heat and moisture melted the missing sequins on this 1925–1926 party dress at the wearer’s armpit.
Let’s look back on some unique and noteworthy moments during 2022.
Many of the carved items (such as the bow held in the hand of the figure on left side of the archway) had broken and required repairs to be carried out under a microscope.
A few months ago, I posted about the complicated surface coatings on Cézanne’s Still Life with Bread and Eggs.” But what was going on under the surface was even more of a surprise.
You can see the conserved Dancing Horse in the special exhibition Galloping Through Dynasties through January 1, 2023
We are “dyeing” to find the perfect shades of pink silk chiffon to repair this 1920s dress!
From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, the late autumn and early winter is a time for reflection and celebration.
This week in objects conservation: Almost 12 months from when we first started the treatment, half of the Jain shrine has been conserved, and a new batch of pieces has moved into the lab to begin treatment.
November is Native American Heritage Month—a time to celebrate the diverse societies, rich traditions, and complex histories of Indigenous Peoples here in North America and a time to acknowledge their vital contributions to American art and culture.
Join us at CAM to experience the exceptional importance and power of dance in religious thought, literature, politics, and societal structures in Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art.
Our paintings conservator has just begun a big multi-year project, teaming with curators and other scholars, to examine CAM’s collection of 65+ paintings by British artists.
It truly takes a team to make an exhibition. This
Our textile conservator got to wear all these “hats” this week to address some spots on this settee in Gallery 209, the British portraiture gallery.
These large jars are in rough shape and are currently in the lab for some major repairs.
We've narrowed down the spookiest spots in the museum, equipped with ghostly tales of the unexplained.
Along with many unique details, one that sands out about Kim and Rob's wedding is live painter, Stephanie Gaffney.
In the newly opened exhibit, Galloping Through Dynasties, visitors will see several of the museum’s hanging scrolls for the first time.
Saddle up and explore your museum this fall.
As the Fall scenery is creeping in, we at the Cincinnati Art Museum cannot get over this beautiful Spring wedding we hosted earlier this year.
Look for the recently conserved painting in our gallery soon.
“The woman of tomorrow will wear pleats and tights, and live in a house spun from glass fiber, with patent-leather walls and no furniture at all.”
Take a peek into preparations for the reopening of the South Asian Galleries, December 2023.
Conceived to give the room “legs,” this digital experience allows the public to access the room and its related themes beyond the run of the special exhibition Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban.
Look for Bread and Eggs (and onions!) to return to the permanent galleries soon.