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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

Past Exhibitions

Marjorie Schiele (1913-2008): Artist, Expatriate, Benefactor

September 29, 2012 to December 09, 2012

This exhibition of paintings and drawings by Marjorie Schiele pays tribute to this artist, expatriate, and benefactor, and provides an opportunity to view a selection of her work that will join the Museum’s major collection of Cincinnati artists. Schiele, who was Cincinnati-born and educated, but lived most of her life in Paris and Monte Carlo. Schiele studied art in France and traveled extensively until she fled from Europe to New York in 1940 due to World War II. In New York she became a student and assistant to the French painter and writer Amédée Ozenfant. Ozenfant introduced Schiele to a band of expatriate artists which included Piet Mondrian, Fernand Léger, Marcel Duchamp, Lyonel Feininger, and Max Ernst, amongst other notables. Schiele returned to France in 1952 and exhibited her paintings in both solo and group exhibitions, but never forgot her Cincinnati roots. She created an endowment to benefit the Cincinnati Art Museum, from which the Marjorie Schiele Prize was established. The Prize will support an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by a living artist triennially.

 

 

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