Take a peek into preparations for the reopening of the South Asian Galleries, December 2023.
Conceived to give the room “legs,” this digital experience allows the public to access the room and its related themes beyond the run of the special exhibition Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban.
Look for Bread and Eggs (and onions!) to return to the permanent galleries soon.
Enjoy these works by or about Hispanic and Latinx artists in the museum's permanent collection.
When placed in sunlight, the mirror projects the decorative design on the back of the mirror and seems to become transparent.
This test hinted at a dramatic difference!
Earlier this month our Pinocchio sculpture received a maintenance treatment from conservators who specialize in outdoor sculpture conservation from McKay Lodge Art Conservation.
The last step of conserving the large 7’ x 5’ painting by Murillo has arrived.
The lesser-known book, The Book of Thel, is now featured in an exhibit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A whole team helped clean the galleries in a gallery-wide dust-up (or down!). Next time you visit the museum, take a minute to think about all the unseen work that goes into keeping all parts of the museum looking their best.
This piece represents a fascinating mix of histories: local indigenous culture before white settlement, nineteenth-century American archaeology, the donor Judge Joseph Cox, and the Cincinnati Art Museum’s early years.
The Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection is getting easier to explore thanks to new Wikipedia content.
This week in objects conservation: We have finished coating removal and cleaning of one of the 44 pieces of our Jain Shrine!
Our paintings conservator dons an organic vapor mask, turns on the exhaust trunks, and begins brushing thirty-five square feet plus of painted canvas!
These prints from the museum’s Mary R. Schiff Library are as much a contrast to the old master prints as Elaine Wormser’s bedroom was to the rest of the traditionally decorated apartment.
Conservation can take you strange places--like up a ladder in a 1929 bedroom!
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about their treatment progress and enjoy seeing them back in the galleries on your next visit!
Now that the Murillo has been cleaned of varnish and retouching, it’s time to address its structural support, in other words, the canvas and stretcher.
To resurrect the Wormser Bedroom, we relied closely on photographs of the interior taken in 1930. Zooming into these old pictures, we were able to take inventory of Elaine’s collection and determine which pups remained and which, over the years, had gone astray.
When private owners generously allow the museum to display their pieces, the conservators sometimes need to put a little effort into stabilizing them before they go into the gallery. This was the case with a monumental woodcut print by Albrecht Dürer that will soon be seen in the Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban exhibit.
Experience the power of art—inside and out
This carpet is a whopping 25’ by 18,’ easily one of the largest textiles in the collection.
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.
Enjoy these works in the museum’s permanent collection by artists who identify as LGBTQ+, or that address themes of LGBTQ+ representation and experience.
Cleaning of the very large painting by the Spanish artist, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, has begun.
The Cincinnati Art Museum joins institutions across the country in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture, and society.
Our paper conservator’s challenge is to remove enough yellow discoloration from the paper so that it is closer to its original color and more closely matches the other prints in the group.
This beaded bag from the 1920s is in the textile conservation lab for some stabilization where some of the beading threads were broken, but it presented a special challenge...
Elayna Berry and Preston Franklin decided to take full advantage of our gorgeous Alice Bimel Courtyard.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month,a time dedicated to reducing the stigma associated with mental and behavioral health issues.