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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Procession Returns

by Conservation

1/21/2021

Paper conservation , Order of Cincinnatus , Eleventh Cincinnati Exposition , Panorama print , CAMConservation , behind the scenes

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

1/20/2021

guest blog , website , online collection , online exhibition , undergrowth with two figures , van gogh

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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Laundry Day

by Conservation

1/15/2021

CAMConservation , Order of Cincinnatus , NamJunePaik , behind the scenes

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

1/13/2021

Google Arts & Culture , Virtual Tour , Museum at Home , Gallery Experiences , Virtual Experiences , Online Tours

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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 10th Century Ceramic Bowl

by Conservation

1/7/2021

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

This bowl, from Iraq, is a beautiful example of lusterware. Luster is an iridescent effect produced by metallic oxides in the overglaze.

Ohio History Service Corps (OHSC) and CAM

by Andrea Gutmann-Fuentes, Ohio History Service Corps Member, AmeriCorps

12/29/2020

AmeriCorps , Ohio History Service Corps , OHSC , behind the scenes

For the past several years, the Cincinnati Art Museum has been a host site for the Ohio History Service Corps (OHSC), an AmeriCorps program dedicated to preserving local history across the state of Ohio.

2020 at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by CAM Marketing Staff

12/22/2020

2020 , Year in Review , Art Climb , Animal Crossing , Romare Bearden , CAM Connect , A Happening: Day of Giving , Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… , Frank Duveneck: American Master , Women Breaking Boundaries , Anila Agha , Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970 , Treasures of the Spanish World

Despite a rollercoaster of a year, the Cincinnati Art Museum hosted a wide range of virtual and in-person experiences including our first virtual fundraiser, and opened the highly anticipated Art Climb, the new civic art space on the grounds of the museum.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: In the nick of time!

by Conservation

12/17/2020

CAMConservation , behind the scenes , varnish samples

We’re still unearthing treasures as we unpack and settle back into our renovated Paintings/Object lab.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Christmas Past, Christmas Present

by Conservation

12/10/2020

#CAMConservation , behind the scenes , Elizabeth Boott Duveneck

Soon to move from the paper lab to the gallery is a box decorated with ink and gouache by Elizabeth Boott Duveneck.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920's Bedspread

by Conservation

12/3/2020

CAMconservation , textileconservation , josephurban , behind the scenes

This bedspread is getting "ready for her close-up."

Going Green: Introducing the CAM Green Team

by Kelly Rectenwald, Associate Objects Conservator

11/25/2020

behind the scenes , green team , go green , sustainability

The Green Team was founded in early 2019 by an interdepartmental team of museum staff dedicated to creating sustainable practices within the museum.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Assyrian Stone Wall Relief

by Conservation

11/19/2020

CAMConservation , behind the scenes , conservation , stone conservation , archaeological conservation , objects conservation

This stone relief dates to 883-859 BCE and depicts a divine figure wearing a horned headdress.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cleansing the palette

by Conservation

11/12/2020

Frank Duveneck , CAMConservation , paintings conservation , palette , palette knife

A heavy layer of grime covered the surface of the thin wood panel and the remains of paint.

Ann Lowe, African American Fashion Designer

by Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

11/2/2020

behind the scenes , Ann Lowe , African American Fashion Designer , curatorial , dress , belt , fashion

Born in Clayton, Alabama in 1898, Ann Lowe was an African American fashion designer, but few know her name.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920’s Paul Theodore Frankl Mirror

by Conservation

10/22/2020

behind the scenes , objects conservation , decorative arts , art conservation , gilding conservation , aluminum leaf , CAMConservation

This week in objects conservation we return to the 1920’s Paul Theodore Frankl mirror. The aluminum leaf on the base and frame is easily abraded and during its use, suffered from normal wear and tear.

9 Ghostly Stops to Make While Exploring the Cincinnati Art Museum

by CAM Digital Staff

10/19/2020

ghost stories , haunted museum , scavenger hunt , tour guide , halloween

Enjoy this Ghost Tour Guide, if you dare...

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Conservator Choices

by Conservation

10/15/2020

CAMConservation , behind the scenes , conservation , Lorenzo Zaragoza , paintings conservation , retablo , restoration , retablo of saint peter , altarpiece

While the paintings conservation studio is under renovation, we thought you might like a look at an example of the choices that conservators can face.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Return to Storage

by Conservation

10/8/2020

behind the scenes , Lorna Simpson , Women Breaking Boundaries , waterless lithography , CAMConservation

In September the light sensitive objects that had been on display in the Women Breaking Boundaries exhibit were returned to storage.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1950s Shoe Condition Check

by Conservation

10/1/2020

CAMConservation , 1950s Shoes , 1950s Fashion , textile conervation , behind the scenes

In textile conservation this week, we are carrying out condition checks for a checklist of 27 pairs of women's shoes from the 1950s.

Who is Hank Willis Thomas and why does his work matter now?

by Cincinnati Art Museum

10/1/2020

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… , about the artist , artist bio

With incisive clarity, Thomas asks us to see and challenge systems of inequality that are woven into the fabric of contemporary life.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Ceramic Lion

by Conservation

9/24/2020

CAMConservation , ceramics conservation , objects conservation

This ceramic lion has been in the lab getting ready for an upcoming gallery rotation, meaning when a group of works from our permanent collection are ‘rotated’ onto view in a gallery.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: From Trash to Treasure

by Conservation

9/17/2020

Lining paintings , conservation science , conservation research , behind the scenes , CAMConservation

Along with many other areas of research, conservation scientists test the materials that conservators use in treating works of art.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Étienne Hajdú Transformation

by Conservation

9/10/2020

paper conservation , embossed print , imprint on paper , Étienne Hajdú , CAMConservation

An amazing transformation took place this summer in the Paper Lab.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Guernica by Hank Willis Thomas

by Conservation

9/3/2020

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… , textile art , textile conervation , light damage , behind the scenes

This huge quilt and its neighbors in CAM’s new exhibition "Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal" are lit up brighter than you might be accustomed to seeing museum textiles.

The Voices, Talents and Mission behind Terence Hammonds’ Protest Platters

by Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design

9/1/2020

Curatorial Blog , terence hammonds , protest platters

This summer, the Art Museum acquired this Protest Platter designed by local artist Terence Hammonds.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920’s Mirror Coating Removal

by Conservation

8/20/2020

behind the scenes , conservation , Decorative Arts , furniture conservation , gilding conservation

This large decorative mirror was designed by Paul Theodore Frankl in the late 1920’s.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A look at Duchamp’s The Coffee Mill

by Conservation

8/6/2020

paper conservation , conservation , behind the scenes , 20th century , Marcel Duchamp , conservation internship , stained print , stained paper

In celebration of his 133rd birthday, let’s take a closer look at Duchamp’s intaglio print of a cubist-style coffee grinder currently undergoing conservation in the Paper Lab.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Bird's Eye View

by Conservation

7/30/2020

textile conervation , costume conservation , behind the scenes , dyed to match , 1930s fashion

A bird's eye view in the textile conservation lab workbench this week brings us these pajama bottoms and a little of the mid-conservation chaos that goes into making them look their best.