Sometimes a painting can make its feelings known.
When the Cincinnati Art Museum was founded in 1881, it collected much more than just art. In fact, it aimed to gather, preserve, and exhibit “valuable and interesting objects of every kind and nature."
Sometimes an artist presents us with something that looks good from the front, but when we turn it over we notice that there are problems that can’t be seen when the art is hanging on a wall.
This Japanese garment, or haori, recently went on display in the Asian Gallery.
A recently discovered notebook with a third of its contents missing and a ceramic umbrella stand held together with wire—these aren’t exactly the objects that immediately elicit a response of “that belongs in a museum!”
These two 5-6th C stucco panels are in the lab for treatment.
Here are some of Gillean's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!
Our Italian masterpiece A Sibyl and a Prophet by Andrea Mantegna, dated to around 1495, has been in the paintings conservation lab for treatment.
Save big at our annual Summer Sale now through July 21.
Later this month a group of portrait miniatures will go on view highlighting women artists and subjects.
Can you find the conservation that has been carried out for this silk chiffon gown from the 1920s?
This week in Objects Conservation: a 19th C Korean lacquered chest.
Here are some of Melissa's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!
Conservation preparation for the upcoming Duveneck exhibition (opening Fall 2020).
An exploration of LGBTQ+ artists and the Cincinnati Art Museum.
This month a new group of paintings is on display in the Indian gallery.
This week the objects conservator is working on an unusual project requiring the skills of an electrician.
Happening every August in Nevada’s inhospitable Black Rock Desert, a thriving metropolis rises from the playa dust for a single week.
This large unfinished work by Frank Duveneck is in the paintings conservation lab to be examined.
A group of Japanese prints depicting women wearing elaborate garments was recently in the paper lab.
Here are some of Monica's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!
Recently, while working on a forthcoming project with ties to art deco and film, I was sifting through film stills from the late 1920s and early 30s.
Sometimes dirt is part of an object's unique story.
Treat your mother to a day of art, food, shopping and more!
In 1926, Rockwell Kent was commissioned by Lakeside Press to design and illustrate a limited edition of Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece, Moby Dick, or the Whale (1851.)
It is hard to imagine this arrangement of wooden fragments as a three-dimensional object, that’s why it has been in the conservation lab receiving some much needed attention.
Sometimes our paintings conservator might find an ancient flyspeck on a painting.
Check out the lesson plans from our last Evenings for Educators!
Here are some of Carola's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!
The Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives holds the records of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and its predecessor, the McMicken School of Design.