CAM brings the art of Robert S. Duncanson and other masterpieces online with the Google Cultural Institute (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, February 1, 2016)
CAM to present powerful African-American art and community conversations in 30 Americans (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, January 27, 2015)
Cincinnati Art Museum acquires important Hudson River School painting and major figurative glass sculpture (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, January 14, 2016)
Cincinnati Art Museum to showcase The Etching Revival from Daubigny to Twachtman Feb 13–May 8, 2016 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, December 30, 2015)
CAM opens more galleries than ever before (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, December 17, 2015)
Field Guide: Photographs by Jochen Lempert showcases beauty, mystery of nature (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, September 16, 2015)
June 14, 2014 to September 07, 2014
Cincinnati was not only a center for art pottery and furniture; it was also a significant hub for the production and trade of luxury silver wares. In the years prior to 1850, Cincinnati boasted the largest concentration of silversmiths, jewelers, watch and clockmakers in the Midwest. This exhibition will showcase 150 to 200 objects, ranging from elegantly wrought soup tureens to tea sets in styles that span the Neoclassical to Art Deco periods. Supplemented by a few key loans, the works are drawn primarily from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection of Cincinnati silver, which has quadrupled in size over the last decade. Many of these new additions, which have never been on display, will be accompanied by related account and sample books, archival photographs, portraits, and furnishings of the period.
Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, curated the exhibition and was the primary author of the accompanying 400-page, color illustrated book. This publication represents the first new scholarship on the subject since 1975.
This exhibition is presented by:
Cambridge Charitable Foundation, in memory of Charles H. Randolph
Marcia and Ron Joseph
Ohio Historical Decorative Arts Association
Lee Cowan Tour Group Fund
Tureen, 1870s, Duhme & Co., United States (Cincinnati), coin silver, Museum Purchase: John S. Connor Endowment, Mark P. Herschede Endowment and Dwight J. Thomson Endowment., 1999.207