Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Focus on Fan Sticks

by Conservation

12/13/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , folding fan , The Lady's Adviser

Conservation treatments of the fans for the new installation The Lady’s Adviser: Love and Courting on Folding Fans is complete.

Library Blog: Victorian Christmas Cards

by Jennifer Hardin

12/7/2018

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , christmas cards , behind the scenes , victorian christmas cards

In 1843, the same year that Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was published, the first commercial Christmas card was created.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Iris van Herpen Dress

by Conservation

12/6/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , Iris van Herpen , Fashion Arts & Textiles

It's the holidays and a special delivery came for the Fashion and Textile Arts Collection!

Commemorating Friendships Through an Autograph Fan

by Adam MacPharlain, Curatorial Assistant of Fashion Arts and Textiles

12/5/2018

behind the scenes , curatorial , fans , Fashion Arts & Textiles

Autograph fans could be of any type in a plain construction that allowed space for inscriptions.

Why you should attend the 2019 Summer Teacher Institute

by Lauren Marcum

11/30/2018

Teachers , summer teacher institute , Teacher resources

Thinking of attending Summer Teacher Institute in 2019? Here's why you should.

Teacher Blog: The Fabric of India, Evenings for Educators Follow-up

by Learning and Interpretation Department

11/20/2018

Evenings for Educators , Teacher resources , The Fabric of India

Embroidery, block printing, kalamkari painting and more!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Tiny Landscape

by Conservation

11/15/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , paintings , landscapes , Frank Duveneck

This little painting measures around 5 by 8 inches.

Teacher Blog: The Fabric of India, Evenings for Educators Preview

by Amy Cholkas

11/13/2018

Evenings for Educators , The Fabric of India , Teachers , Educators

Check out this November Evenings for Educators preview.

School-Based Learning Co-op: Samantha Lakamp

by Samantha Lakamp

11/12/2018

School Based Learning , learning & interpretation , education

Learn more about Samantha Lakamp, CAM's school-based learning Co-op participant.

Invisible Labor opening at Wave Pool Gallery Nov. 17

by Design and Installation

11/9/2018

exhibition design , installation

Posted by Design and Installation

The Illustrated Works of Ethel Mars and Maud Hunt Squire

by Jennifer Hardin

11/2/2018

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

Posted by Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Talismanic Shirt

by Conservation

10/31/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , The Fabric of India , Victoria and Albert Museum

This object, a talismanic shirt (India, 15th-16th century), was conserved by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Greek Alabastron

by Conservation

10/25/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , alabastron , alabaster , Greek

This 5th C Greek alabastron made of alabaster, has been in the objects conservation lab for repair.

Teacher Blog: Our Adventure with Gillian Wearing

by Tracy Alley

10/22/2018

Teachers , Gillian Wearing , Evenings for Educators , learning & interpretation

Our adventure with Gillian Wearing started with a brief history of her life as an artist.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Folk Art Grime Removal

by Conservation

10/17/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , folk art , painting

Our paintings conservator has been removing a thick grime layer from this recently acquired folk art painting.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: New World Views

by Conservation

10/11/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , Capital of Quebec , Franz Xaver Habermann

The prints for New World Views are now on view, but before they were matted, framed and hung, the prints spent time in the Paper Lab.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Fresh Laundry

by Conservation

10/4/2018

Dollyver , behind the scenes , conservation

This week in textile conservation we did a load of laundry: doll clothes from the Dollyver family set of dolls currently undergoing conservation treatment.

Making Monsters: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein turns 200

by Molly Donnermeyer

10/2/2018

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Frankenstein , Mary Shelley

This year marks the 200th anniversary of when Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Frankenstein, was first published.

Evenings for Educators Recap: Impressive Tiles

by Sue Diemer

10/1/2018

Evenings for Educators , learning & interpretation , teachers , Teacher resources

This introductory unit, Impressive Tiles, was a wonderful way to explore slab rolling and textures, as well as communicate a ‘message’.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Eagle Wrestling with Serpent

by Conservation

9/28/2018

behind the scenes , Eagly Wrestling with Serpent , Nabataean Shrine

Objects conservation is finishing the treatment of the Nabataean limestone sculpture Eagle Wrestling with Serpent, which dates from 50-150 CE.

Art Meets Machine: #YouKnowGreatArtWhenYouSeeIt

by Kaitlyn Sharo

9/26/2018

art meets machine , when you see it

Can you guess the artist or title of these iconic Cincinnati Art Museum works?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Rubens

by Conservation

9/20/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , Peter Paul Rubens , Samson and Delilah

The oil sketch is one of a few paintings in our collection that is framed in a special sealed-environment package.

Evenings for Educators Preview: Zoomorphic Tiles

by Melanie Greiner

9/18/2018

Teacher resources , zoomorphic tiles , Evenings for Educators

Students explored the use of calligraphy and its many uses in the Islamic world in our unit on Zoomorphic Calligraphy.

Notes from Photography Storage: Three Japanese Ambrotypes

by Megan Beckerich

9/17/2018

ambrotype , japanese photography , research , curatorial blog

Photography was first introduced to Japan in the 1840s, via the sole government-approved trading port in Nagasaki.

Louis Prang: Lithographer and Art Education Advocate

by Molly Donnermeyer

9/14/2018

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Louis Prang , Lithographer

Louis Prang, sometimes referred to as “Father of the American Christmas Card,” was born in 1824 in Breslau, Prussian Silesia, present day Poland.

3 must-see fall exhibitions at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Joanna Kerman

9/7/2018

Special Exhibitions , Gillian Wearing , The Fabric of India , Collecting Calligraphy

It may be hot outside, but fall is right around the corner!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Doll Transformation

by Conservation

9/6/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , doll , Dollyver

You may have seen a post about this doll a few weeks ago when her costume was undergoing treatment in the textile conservation lab.