Staff Picks: Carola Bell's CAM Favorites

by Carola Bell

4/22/2019

Staff Highlights , Google Cultural Institute , CAM favorites , behind the scenes

Here are some of Carola's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!

Library Blog: Art Academy of Cincinnati Student Records

by Jennifer Hardin

4/22/2019

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Art Academy of Cincinanti , archives , records

The Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives holds the records of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and its predecessor, the McMicken School of Design.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Helping the Archives

by Conservation

4/18/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , James W. and Mary Louise McLaughlin , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , paper conservation , archival conservation

Between doing conservation treatments for upcoming exhibitions, our paper conservator and her intern are working on a group of documents from the Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives.

Teacher Blog: Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, Evenings for Educators Preview

by Dan Diemer

4/11/2019

Evenings for Educators , Paris 1900: City of Entertainment , Teacher resources , professional development , learning & interpretation

Our lesson’s theme is “River Cities’ Scenes: Paris on the Seine/Cincinnati on the Ohio.”

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Doll research pays off!

by Conservation

4/11/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Dollyver , textile conservation

What does the 1850 census have to do with textile conservation? And this rag doll?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Modern Glass Japanese Sculpture

by Conservation

4/4/2019

Etsuko Nishi , Conservation , behind the scenes , glass sculpture , modern art

Objects Conservation is working on this modern glass sculpture by Japanese artist Etsuko Nishi.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A black light revelation!

by Conservation

3/28/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Walter Schofield , black light , paintings conservation

In the course of examining this early 20th century painting by American Impressionist Walter Schofield, our paintings conservator noticed a curious thing.

Teacher Blog: Celebrating Women from the CAM Collection, Follow-Up

by Allison Heisel

3/25/2019

Evenings for Educators , drawing , Elizabeth Nourse

Figure drawing is a basic fundamental practice for an advanced drawing class.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Kenyon Cox at the Art Academy

by Conservation

3/21/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Kenyon Cox , paper conservation

Kenyon Cox was both a student and a teacher at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. His drawing Satyr and Two Children from 1876 passed through the Paper Lab on its way to the exhibition.

Teacher Blog: Celebrating Women From the CAM Collection Preview

by Angela Mascolino

3/18/2019

Evenings for Educators , Maria Longworth , Rookwood Pottery Company

The March Evenings For Educators will celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Elizabeth Nourse and others.

Staff Picks: Andrew Palamara's CAM Favorites

by Andrew Palamara, Rachel Ellison

3/15/2019

Staff Highlights , Google Cultural Institute , CAM favorites

Here are some of Andrew's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Café service!

by Conservation

3/14/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Terrace Cafe , Dollyver

The museum’s Terrace Café will make you a beautiful meal, but this week, they also lent a hand to conservation!

The Magic of Mokuhanga

by Helen Rindsberg

3/13/2019

Japanese Woodblock , April Vollmer , Cincinnati Asian Art Society

Artist April Vollmer will help the Cincinnati Art Museum celebrate its outstanding Japanese woodblock print collection at a special event from the Cincinnati Asian Art Society on Sunday, March 31.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: On the road!

by Conservation

3/7/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Metropolitan Museum of Art , Nabataean Shrine

Earlier this month our objects conservator and one of our mount makers traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC to install our Nabataean Shrine for the first time in 15 years!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Ships Ahoy!

by Conservation

2/28/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , paintings , Frank Duveneck , Ralston Crawford , Walter Elmer Schofield

By complete coincidence, three very large ships were recently at anchor in the paintings conservation studio.

Teacher Blog: Music and Art: Kate Wakefield, Evenings for Educators Follow-up

by Amy Cholkas

2/25/2019

Evenings for Educators , Teacher resources , lesson plans , professional development

Cellist and classically trained vocalist, Kate Wakefield was featured at February’s Evening for Educators, so I developed my lesson, “Stringed Instrument Collage” to connect music and art.

Teacher Blog: Music and Art, Evenings for Educators Preview

by Lauren Marcum

2/20/2019

Evenings for Educators , teachers , education , professional development

At this month’s Evenings for Educators, I will be presenting a lesson merging both art and music that my partner teacher and I refer to as “Picasso Guitars.”

“Hokusai Updated” at the Mori Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

by Dr. Hou-mei Sung, Curator of Asian Art

2/15/2019

behind the scenes , Hokusai Updated , Japanese Art , woodcut , paintings

The exhibition will feature a set of ten rare woodblock prints by Hokusai illustrating Kanadehon Chūshingura and two paintings from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Paris 1900

by Conservation

2/14/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Paris 1900: City of Entertainment , Palais Galliera

Special guests are arriving at the Cincinnati Art Museum this week as we work on installation of Paris 1900: City of Entertainment!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Chinese Funerary Jar

by Conservation

2/7/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , archaeology

This pair of 12th-13th C Chinese funerary jar are currently in the objects conservation lab.

Library Blog: Minumentals from the Art Academy of Cincinnati

by Library

2/5/2019

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , minumentals , Art Academy of Cincinanti

Each year an average of 450 works of art, no more than 2" in any dimension, by Academy students, faculty, staff and alumni make for a lively and diverse show.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Raking light

by Conservation

1/31/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , paintings , Walter Elmer Schofield , The Landing Stage at Boulogne

One of the many examination techniques used when planning a paintings conservation treatment is raking light, where a light placed at one side of the painting and the light “rakes” across the surface.

Sketching Duveneck’s Creative Process

by Liz Simmons, Research Assistant

1/30/2019

Frank Duveneck , Drawings , sketchbooks

The fun part about studying drawings is that you get to see an artist’s initial spark of inspiration and how that first idea changes over time.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Art Academy Celebration

by Conservation

1/24/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Art Academy of Cincinnati , Cincinnati Artists

Benn Pitman’s Design for a Circular Plate is an example of a preparatory drawing the artist created for a carving.

Staff Picks: Rachel Ellison's CAM Favorites

by Rachel Ellison

1/22/2019

cincinnati art museum staff , inside look , CAM favorites

This blog series highlights the diverse personalities that make up the art museum’s staff.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Doll Clothing Storage

by Conservation

1/17/2019

behind the scenes , textile storage , doll clothes

New Years is a time for self-improvement and that goes for the museum too.

New Year, New Ring?

by Kaitlyn Sharo

1/14/2019

wedding , ceremony , venue , rental space , great hall , Alice Bimel Courtyard

Make your wedding day a work of art at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cuneiform Tablet CT Scan

by Conservation

1/10/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , X-ray , cuneiform tablets

In December our objects conservator traveled to Baker Hughes GE Inspection Technologies to get an in-depth look at some of our cuneiform tablets.

Blog: Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150

by Geoff Edwards

1/4/2019

Art Academy of Cincinnati , behind the scenes , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

The Art Academy and Cincinnati Art Museum have closely intertwined histories.