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CincyArtMuseum RT @artacademycincy: Our friends at @cincyartmuseum with be in our neighborhood tomorrow. Join them at @Japps1879 for Cocktails + CAM http:… 1 hour ago via Twitter CincyArtMuseum Tonight: Enter to win a Behind the Scenes tour, a photography book or 1yr long membership! http://t.co/MSxKsWRgLY http://t.co/RZ3LmRyAeJ 2 hour ago via Twitter
Cincinnati Art Museum Behind the Scenes in Conservation: On a Closed day. Sometimes we need more space than our Conservation labs provide. Below, on a recent Monday when the museum was closed, we took over the Great Hall for the morning. We had a large contemporary painting on canvas that was due to be rolled for storage, and this was the best place to do it. Here some helpers from the Registration department are removing the dozens of tacks that secured the painting to its multi-membered stretcher. The painting was rolled face out on the large cardboard tube behind them, along with an interleaving material, then wrapped. (It’s done face-out so that the paint is not compressed in a concave orientation.) The stretcher was taken apart, as it’s designed to, and the rolled painting and stretcher were moved to storage. To exhibit the painting in the future, the stretcher will be reassembled and the painting re-stretched on it. This is a common conservation procedure with large modern paintings on canvas, though one that we always need to scheme to find floor space to perform! 3 hour ago via Facebook

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Sound Bites: James Meade (classical guitar)

April 04, 2014 - 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

WHERE:
Great Hall

Engage all of your senses on the first Friday of every month! Take in the sights, sounds, and tastes at the Art Museum and kick off your weekend right. Enjoy free performances from local favorites while savoring a special lunch from our Terrace Café.

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