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Cincinnati Art Museum Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Upside down and inside out! Several wool shawls dating from the 18th and 19th centuries were being repacked for storage when this one caused some confusion: which side is the “right side” (the side that should go “out” when the shawl is worn)? The decorated paisley borders have been sewn “right sides to wrong sides” at two corners. A sloppy seamstress’ mistake? A prescient deconstructivist design choice? Not at all! This shawl is a giant square intended to be folded along the diagonal when worn: the mis-matched corners are actually a clever adjustment to allow both folded halves to be “right sides out” when in use. 1 hour ago via Facebook

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Art After Dark: Rococo Vibrations

March 28, 2014 - 05:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Join us for the only Art After Dark in Eden Park for happy hour and exclusive after hours in the galleries. Get in touch with your inner diva with the tours of the most powerful ladies in the Art Museum’s permanent collection and the special exhibition Genius and Grace: François Boucher and the Generation of 1700. Guided tours at 5:30 (members-only), 6:30 & 7:30 (general public). Special musical performance by Tracy Walker 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE event with drinks and appetizers available for purchase. Reservations not required.
Parking at the Art Museum is $4; FREE for Art Museum Members.

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