Teacher Blog: Treasures of the Spanish World, Evenings for Educators Follow Up

by Samantha Lakamp

1/22/2020

teacher programs , Teacher resources , Evenings for Educators , Treasures of the Spanish World , art making , lesson plans

How do you make artwork from the Cincinnati Art Museum relevant to a group of students who do not even know where Cincinnati is?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Installing New Fashion Acquisitions

by Conservation

1/16/2020

textile conservation , Comme des Garcons , behind the scenes , conservation , fashion , textiles , recent acquisitions , new at cam , jacket , dress , tank top , clothing

In a few weeks, we are installing some recent acquisitions from CAM’s fashion collection in Gallery 150.

New Year, New Ring?

by Kaitlyn Sharo

1/13/2020

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: 1740’s Rococo Gilt Table Returns

by Conservation

1/9/2020

gilt furniture , furniture conservation , rococo , art conservation , behind the scenes

This week in objects conservation we return to the 1740’s Rococo gilt table.

Teacher Blog: Treasures of the Spanish World, Evenings for Educators Preview

by Sue Diemer

1/2/2020

Evenings for Educators , learning & interpretation , teacher programs , Teacher resources

Check out a preview of this month's Evenings For Educators teacher program.

2019 at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Kaitlyn Sharo, Marketing & Communications Manager

12/18/2019

Year in Review , front ramp , Nancy Rexroth , Beyond Black Rock , Art Climb , Art in Bloom , Special Exhibitions , No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man , Best of Cincinnati

From a new attendance record to Burning Man interactive installations to a new fully accessible front entrance, what an incredible year it’s been for the Cincinnati Art Museum!

Cincinnati Art Museum 2020 Exhibition Schedule

by Kaitlyn Sharo, Marketing & Communications Manager

12/18/2019

The Levee: A Photographer in the American South , Women Breaking Boundaries , “Something Over Something Else”: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series , Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970 , One Each: Still Lifes by Pissaro , Cézanne , Manet & Friends , Paintings , Politics and the Monument’s Men: The Berlin Masterpieces , Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…

The Cincinnati Art Museum is open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Kick off 2020 with a visit to the museum and see special exhibition Treasures of the Spanish World before it closes on January 19.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Overpainting vs. inpainting

by Conservation

12/12/2019

Thomas Wilmer Dewing , Maria Oakey Dewing , inpainting , overpaint , retouching , paintings conservation , conservation , behind the scenes

Conservation of this painting on wood panel by the Dewing husband-and-wife team was undertaken because the retouching on the painting had discolored.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: From One Artist to Another

by Conservation

12/5/2019

Robert Blum , William Merritt Chase , paper conservation , conservation , behind the scenes

This drawing recently came to the paper lab to have some old paper remnants removed. The drawing is on the back of a letter, and some of the writing was obscured.

6 Museum Shop items that are (almost) too good to gift

by Kaitlyn Sharo

11/25/2019

museum shop , holiday shopping , artistic gifts , shopping , art books , unique gifts , art inspired gifts

The most wonderful time of the year can also be hectic and stressful, especially when it comes to finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Conservation History

by Conservation

11/21/2019

conservation , women breaking boundaries , conservation history , power of her , CAM archives , behind the scenes

CAM is proud to have one of the oldest art conservation labs in the country which started with a single, part-time paintings conservator in 1935.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1740's French Table

by Conservation

11/14/2019

behind the scenes , objects conservation , furniture , rococo

This 1740’s French Rococo gilt table is in the lab receiving treatment for an upcoming exhibition in 2021.

Library Blog: Victorian Illustration Display

by Alexis Horst, Library Assistant

11/13/2019

behind the scenes , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , John Atkinson Grimshaw , victorian period , book , Illustrations

The Victorian Period is widely known as a time of rapid industrialization, mechanization, and scientific inquiry.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Mysterious Appearance

by Conservation

11/8/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Thomas Wilmer Dewing , paintings conservation , oil on panel , Maria Oakey Dewing , X-ray , X-radiography , X-raying_paintings , Google Art Project

This tall narrow painting by a husband-and-wife pair is in the paintings conservation studio for removal of varnish and discolored retouching.

Behind the scenes in Curatorial: Making a Book with Candor

by Nathaniel M. Stein, Associate Curator of Photography

11/4/2019

Curatorial Blog , Candor Arts , The Levee: A Photographer in the American South , Exhibition Catalogue

Take a behind the scenes look at Candor Arts with Nathaniel M. Stein, Associate Curator of Photography.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Troublesome Letter

by Conservation

10/31/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Twatchman , letter , John Henry Twachtman , paper conservation

Oil paintings do not usually come to the Paper Lab, but occasionally the conservators share projects, and that is the case here.

Teacher Blog: Women Breaking Boundaries, Evenings for Educators Follow Up

by Melanie Zimmerman

10/28/2019

teachers , Teacher resources , Evenings for Educators

Aminah Robinson was an inspiring fabric artist who created beautiful artworks based on her life story.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Painted Silk Bedspread

by Conservation

10/24/2019

conservation , textile conservation , behind the scenes , Joseph Urban

A steady hand and a sharp eye are key for the repair currently underway of this painted silk taffeta bedspread in the textile conservation lab.

Teacher Blog: Women Breaking Boundaries, Evenings for Educators Preview

by Sue Diemer

10/22/2019

Teacher resources , Evenings for Educators , sculpture , art making

Sculpture is a new semester course this year. Every project that the students create is a ‘new adventure’ for us all!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Korean Lacquered Chest Update

by Conservation

10/17/2019

objects conservation , behind the scenes , korean lacquered chest , conservation , the wonders of east asian lacquer

This week in Objects Conservation: An update on the treatment of our 19th C Korean lacquered chest.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A visit to Paris!

by Conservation`

10/10/2019

behind the scenes , paintings conservation , conservation , Childe Hassam

Our paintings conservator has been cleaning this idyllic view of the Seine for the past few days.

From Copper Plate to Teacup: Transfer Printing on Ceramics

by Lea C. Lane, Curatorial Assistant, Decorative Arts and Design

10/4/2019

behind the scenes , copper plate , ceramics

How do you print on a three-dimensional object like a teacup? We recently installed a group of materials in the Library Reading Room that illustrate the process of transfer printing on ceramics.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Tyger Still Burns Bright

by Conservation

10/3/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , objects conservation , William Blake , book , the tyger , songs of innocence and experience

Over the summer the paper conservator prepared two William Blake works for travel to an important exhibit at the Tate Britain in London. Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience is a collection of hand colored relief etchings of his poems first published in 1789 and 1794.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Ragsby Dollyver, Before & After

by Conservation

9/26/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , textiles , Ragsby Dollyver , Laura H. Turpin

In textile conservation, work was recently completed on “Ragsby Dollyver,” a “portrait” rag doll by Laura Turpin that may be the artist’s self-portrait.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Incense Burner

by Conservation

9/23/2019

objects conservation , conservation , incense burner , behind the scenes

These two separate fragments from a stone incense burner have been in the collection since 1939.

Staff Picks: Brad Hawse's CAM Favorites

by Brad Hawse, Rachel Ellison

9/17/2019

Staff Highlights , behind the scenes , CAM favorites

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

30 Years of Evenings for Educators

by Samantha Geier, Associate Director of School-Based Learning

9/16/2019

Evenings for Educators , learning & interpretation , professional development , education , Teacher resources , teacher programs

This week we are celebrating 30 years of Evenings for Educators!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Filling up with Duveneck!

by Conservation

9/12/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Frank Duveneck , Frank Duveneck: American Master , paintings conservation

Conservation for the upcoming Duveneck exhibition continues apace.