Digitally Engaging the Ancient Middle East

by Trudy Gaba, Curatorial Assistant of South Asian Art, Islamic Art, and Antiquities

7/27/2021

ancient Middle East , digital engagement , Persepolis , Middle East galleries , Khirbet et-Tannur

Encouraging a deeper, more layered understanding of select objects from the ancient Middle East galleries, returning winter 2021.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 12th Century Mina’I Ceramic Bowl

by Conservation

7/22/2021

islamic ceramics , minaiware , ceramics conservation , behind the scenes , objects conservation , CAMConservation

Catch this newly stabilized object back on display in the Islamic galleries later this year!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cut and paste

by Conservation

7/15/2021

CAMConservation , paintings conservation , X-ray , X-raying_paintings , X-radiography , hidden_paintings

Our paintings conservator has been working on this very large 17th century Neapolitan still-life.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Magic of Magnets

by Conservation

7/1/2021

CAMConservation , textile conservation , textiles , hanbok , behind the scenes , magnets , museum mounts

Woman’s folk costume, 1900-1950, Korea, glazed linen; Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Mosher, 1966.1505ab

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 12th–13th Century Water Jar

by Conservation

6/24/2021

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

This week in objects conservation: Anytime an object is selected for display our objects conservator assesses its condition to determine whether it is stable, or whether it needs conservation treatment before display.

Summertime and the living’s easy

by Cincinnati Art Museum

6/18/2021

permanent collection , summer

The sun is shining and the beach is calling–enjoy these ten artworks from the museum’s permanent collection to get you in the summer spirit.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Another Chance Encounter

by Conservation

6/16/2021

paintings conservation , paintings , CAMConservation , Ralston Crawford , John Henry Twachtman , Twatchman

This upright trio recently encountered one another in the Paintings/Objects Conservation lab.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Meet Dr. Johnson

by Conservation

6/10/2021

William Doughty , Samuel Johnson , Joshua Reynolds , paper conservation , mezzotint

Early this year the museum was given this portrait of the 17th century English writer Dr. Samuel Johnson.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Look out for LIGHT!

by Conservation

6/3/2021

CAMConservation , textile conservation , textiles , light sensitivity , fading

The silk binding edge of this art quilt has been badly damaged by prolonged exposure to light which occurred before it came into the museum’s collection.

Celebrate National Pride Month at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Cincinnati Art Museum

6/3/2021

Pride , LGBTQ+ , permanent collection

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

Share The Love with these FREE Member Appreciation Week Graphics

by Cincinnati Art Museum

6/1/2021

Member Appreciation Week , membership , social media , creativity

We are so grateful for our members, which is why we are celebrating you in our first-ever Member Appreciation Week! We look forward to a whole week of fun events, with in-person and online options, where you can engage in exclusive experiences with our staff.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: More Ceramics!

by Conservation

5/27/2021

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

These two ceramic pieces have the same condition issues we see in many ceramic objects conserved in the early to mid 20th C.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: So ‘Egg-citing!’

by Conservation

5/19/2021

CAMConservation , paintings conservation , paintings , X-ray , X-radiography , X-raying_paintings , hidden_paintings

Our painting conservator has been working on this very large 17th century Neapolitan still-life.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: East Asian Artworks

by Conservation

5/13/2021

Asian painting , paper conservation

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

5/7/2021

Asian Art , Asian American Pacific Islander Art , Rookwood Pottery Company , Nam June Paik , Bukang Kim , Kitaro Shirayamadani

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

by Conservation

5/6/2021

CAMConservation , textile conservation , textiles , Fashion Arts & Textiles , Sybil Connelly , dress

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

by Conservation

4/29/2021

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

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

by Conservation

4/15/2021

Thom Shaw , Phillip O. Smith , paper conservation

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!

by Conservation

4/8/2021

CAMConservation , conservation , textiles , textileconservation , Elizabeth Hawes , behind the scenes

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.

4/5/2021

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

by Conservation

4/1/2021

ceramics , islamic ceramics , ceramics conservation , behind the scenes , objects conservation , CAMConservation

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

3/29/2021

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

3/25/2021

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!

by Conservation

3/25/2021

#CAMConservation , #Paintings_Conservation , X-raying_paintings , X-ray , X-radiography , hid , #hidden_paintings

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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Safely Travelling Master Prints

by Conservation

3/18/2021

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

by Conservation

3/11/2021

behind the scenes , CAMConservation , conservation , textileconservation , Laura H. Turpin , Dollyver , doll , doll clothes

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

Empowered Women Empower Women

by Cincinnati Art Museum

3/4/2021

women breaking boundaries , Women's History Month , permanent collection , Georgia O’Keeffe , Mary Cassatt , Elizabeth Nourse , Elizabeth Catlett , Jeanne Lanvin , Chiyo Mitsuhisa , Nancy Rexroth

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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 16th century Iznik plate

by Conservation

3/4/2021

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.