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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: East Asian Artworks

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Our paper conservator and our curator of East Asian art have been examining paintings from storage so we can add information to the curatorial and conservation files.

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

by Cincinnati Art Museum


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Enjoy these works by artists who identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander in the museum’s permanent collection.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Dress Check

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This dress is up for consideration to get into a different kind of exclusive party: the museum’s Fashion and Textiles Collection.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 16th Century Islamic Mug

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This week we have a 16th C mug decorated with ships, seas, and animals.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1011 Jerome Street, Cincinnati by Thom Shaw

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This print came to the paper lab because the original framing method had encouraged distortions to form across the top of the paper.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Game, set, MATCH!

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Precision dyeing and color-matching is an important part of textile conservation and this week, we have a dyed-to-match success to report for this silk Argentine flag from the Elizabeth Hawes Flag Dress.

Discovering IOWA

by Nathaniel M. Stein, Ph.D.


IOWA , Nancy Rexroth , photography , Appalachia , Light on IOWA , Ann Segal

IOWA was the kind of book that changed the way photography lovers could imagine the expressive possibilities of the medium. It stuck with people.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 18th Century Islamic Ceramic Vessel

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This week we have an 18thC Islamic ceramic vessel with beautiful underglaze decoration.

Just In Time For Spring: Rare Utagawa Kōshū Hanging Scroll

by By Dr. Hou-mei Sung


Utagawa Kōshū , 歌川珖舟 , Japanese Spring Festivals , East Asian Art , Hanging Scroll

Doll-like figures celebrate major Japanese spring festivals in this breathtaking 19th century masterpiece.

Women’s History Month: Conversation with Anila Quayyum Agha

by Ainsley M. Cameron, PhD, Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquities


Women's History Month , Anila Agha , permanent collection

We recently chatted with female artist Anila Quayyum Agha in celebration of Women’s History Month–commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in history.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A watchful eye!

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Our paintings conservator is examining this very large still-life in preparation for cleaning it.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Safely Travelling Master Prints

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Albrecht Dürer , Frist Art Museum , Nashville , Tennessee

Over the winter, Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance, organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and shown here in the winter of 2017-2018, travelled to the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Dollyver Family

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Conservation of the 24 “Dollyver” family member is finally complete!

Empowered Women Empower Women

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Enjoy these works by artists who identify as female in the museum’s permanent collection.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 16th century Iznik plate

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ceramics , islamic ceramics , Islamic Art , Islamic , behind the scenes , objects conservation

This week in objects conservation: this 16th century Iznik plate is in the lab receiving treatment.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: To Duveneck, From Tarbell

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Our paintings conservator has started to clean the varnish from this painting by Edmund Tarbell.

Black History Month: Revisiting artists featured in 30 Americans

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In 2016, special exhibition 30 Americans brought the work of 30 preeminent Black artists to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Marshing to the beat of a green drum

by Jared Marsh


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Over the summer I had the privilege of working as the Pollution Prevention Intern at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Women’s Shoes from the 1950s

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22 pairs of women’s shoes from the 1950s are being prepared for an appearance in the galleries.

Trailblazing modernist photographer Germaine Krull enters CAM collection via the Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives

by Emily Bauman, Curatorial Assistant for Photography & Film Programmer for Moving Images


photography , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Germaine Krull , modern art , permanent collection

Krull’s groundbreaking modernist work now resides in the Photography Collection at the museum.

Honoring Black History Month through art with CAM

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Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… , Hank Willis Thomas , Robert S. Duncanson , “Something Over Something Else”: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series , Romare Bearden , Black & Brown Faces

Join the Cincinnati Art Museum in celebrating Black History Month by learning more about Black artists in the permanent collection, the contemporary landscape, and the Cincinnati community.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Nabataean Shrine Repair

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The lab is full of architectural stones as we get ready to reinstall our Nabataean galleries.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Monkey business!

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This life size painting by 19th century American artist, Thomas Satterwhite Noble, is a recent acquisition.

Frank Duveneck: Father of American Art

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Frank Duveneck , Frank Duveneck: American Master

Learn more about Frank Duveneck, the most influential painter in Cincinnati history.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Procession Returns

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Last week our paper conservator visited the Contemporary Arts Center downtown to deinstall the museum’s Panorama of the Procession.

Guest Blog: Spotlight on the Cincinnati Art Museum Website

by Laura Evers


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When you think of the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM), what comes to mind?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Laundry Day

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It was laundry day in textile conservation again! This length of Korean silk is part of a sculpture by Nam June Paik (1936-2006).

Virtual Tours with the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Cincinnati Art Museum Digital Team


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The new Google Arts & Culture virtual tour brings the Cincinnati Art Museum to you—wherever you are.