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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Nabataean Pottery

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Catch this object on view later this year when our Nabatean collections return to the galleries.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Road trip!

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Conservators strive to ensure that their conservation treatments will preserve each artwork for numerous decades or, we hope, even longer.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Busy Hands in Paper Conservation

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The print is now on its way to the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. with three other Cincinnati Art Museum pieces for exhibit in Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano.

9 Ghostly Stops to Make While Exploring the Cincinnati Art Museum

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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 19th Century Silver Bowl

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In the objects conservation lab this week: we have a beautiful, though heavily tarnished, 19th C silver bowl in the lab being treated before going on display next year.

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Enjoy these works by or about Hispanic and Latinx artists in the museum’s permanent collection.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Conservation at your fingertips!

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“Blossoms” has just received its new frame, so look for it to pop up on the wall of our American galleries in the near future.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Tribute to Constance McClure

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Constance McClure , Art Academy of Cincinnati

Visit the Art Academy to see Never a Day Without Drawing, on view from August 23 to September 9, 2021.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Bath Time

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It’s time for a bath in textile conservation.

The Legend of the Laughing Buddha

by By Lynne Pearson, Curatorial Assistant, East Asian Art


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Earlier this year, longtime donors Walter and Vanida Davison gifted the Art Museum this beautiful 20th century Japanese painting depicting the Buddhist deity Hotei from their family art collection. Who is Hotei?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Grime Be Gone

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In Objects Conservation: This 19th C carved wooden box is in the lab undergoing conservation before display in an upcoming reinstallation of our South Asian Art Galleries.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Going, going, gone!

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The large Neapolitan still-life is back — with a new look.

Walter Farmer: Cincinnati's Own "Monuments Man"

by Trisha Brockmeyer & Geoff Edwards


Paintings , Politics and the Monument’s Men: The Berlin Masterpieces , Monuments Men , Walter Farmer , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Trisha Brockmeyer , Geoff Edwards , archives , Cincinnati history , World War II

Although perhaps best known for his wartime service, a new donation of papers and photographs to the Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives is helping to shed light on Walter Farmer’s life and work beyond the Monuments Men.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Look at the Nancy Rexroth Collection

by Adam Ranz, pre-program conservation intern


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With such a wide array of objects this collection will serve as a spectacular resource for the museum, scholars, and visitors alike.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Meet our Summer Intern!

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This summer, Michelle Leung has the amazing opportunity to intern here in textile conservation, funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Digitally Engaging the Ancient Middle East

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


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

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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cut and paste

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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Magic of Magnets

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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

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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

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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

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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Meet Dr. Johnson

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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!’

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

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.