Enjoy these works in the museum’s collection by artists who identify as LGBTQ+ or address themes of LGBTQ+ representation and experience.
This week, the museum installed a twenty-first century take on the monumental “roll-up” map.
This week, grab a sneak peek at “coming attractions” with this Indian floor spread! She’ll be the “star of the show” in our Anu and Shekhar Gallery of South Asian Art when installed at the end of June.
As the month of May comes to a close, the Cincinnati Art Museum recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month—a time dedicated to reducing the stigma associated with mental and behavioral health issues.
The treatment on our Jain Shrine is (finally!) nearing completion!
See the painting in Gallery 227 during your next visit.
We recently cleaned Sunlight on Prospect Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts by Edward Hopper (1882–1967).
We recently sat down with Julia Lipovsky, the 2023 REC Artist in Residence.
Did you attend a lecture at the museum in the past year? Perhaps your favorite young person attended our summer camp in 2022. If the answer to either is yes, then you may have had the great opportunity of meeting Haley Perkins, a newer member of the Learning & Interpretation team.
Does crisp spring weather make you crave a snuggly blanket? The Cincinnati Art Museum has several!
Enjoy these works by Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander artists.
This fifteenth-century Chinese ceramic bowl presents some intriguing features that tell a fascinating story of its past. Shells and barnacles cover the bowl’s surface. These unusual attachments are commonly seen on objects that have spent time in ocean environments, in this example, possibly the result of a shipwreck.
Painted by the French Impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841–1919), Fog on Guernsey recently paid a visit to our lab for cleaning—and it let us in on a charming secret.
From April 11–August 10, 2023, the hallway gallery at the top of the museum’s Great Hall staircase will be full of critters.
A recent bequest of 20th-century American prints and paintings includes this view of Cincinnati by Laurence Sisson (1928–2015). Painted in watercolor with pen and black ink, the scene captures downtown buildings overlooking the Ohio River as Sisson saw them in 1954.
Treatment is complete for this 1920s silk chiffon and velvet dress which showed loss in several places, including the right shoulder.
Congratulations to museum member, Caroline Gollar, the winner of our 1881 Member Magazine “Try Your Hand” contest for Spring 2023.
After removing all the old adhesive and over paint, we revealed several areas of loss to the painted scene on the glazed surface. This loss was likely caused by the same incident that damaged the foot causing the piece to break into multiple fragments.
This portrait of an anonymous lady by an anonymous British artist was so dirty that only the most basic details were visible before conservation.
Happy AmeriCorps Week! This week ServeOhio (Ohio’s commission on service and volunteerism) celebrates and recognizes AmeriCorps members who serve Ohio communities.
Paper conservation often involves undoing repairs by others who don’t have the knowledge or materials needed to best preserve the art. I recently examined a drawing by Cincinnati artist John Ruthven (1924 – 2020) with a long tear that had been mended with pressure sensitive tape, often referred to as “Scotch tape.”
Are you a pal of Indian textiles? Then be sure to see the palampore currently on display in the South Asian Gallery!
Explore works by women artists in the museum's collection.
While cleaning and conserving our Jain shrine, we discovered several layers of paint from different periods of its history. The carved wooden designs would have been repainted several times during its use as a devotional object.
This story begins with Samantha Gaier, the museum’s Associate Director of School-Based Learning, asking about my personalized Super Bowl XLI Bengals jersey during a “visual arts professional development day” for art teachers with Cincinnati Public Schools. Little did she know, the jersey was just a small part of a larger story, a love story that began almost 40 years earlier.
Inspired by the brilliant photography of Georgia O’Keeffe, Montessori students from the Xavier University Montessori Lab School experienced a novel three-part lesson about the innovative female artist.
These three portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, 1723–1792) have come out of storage and into the conservation lab for the museum’s British catalog project . They are due to be examined, and perhaps treated, before heading to our photography department for high resolution imaging.
From greeters to grounds keepers to gallery attendants, our frontline staff experience the museum’s collections firsthand, every day. Check out these six artworks—curated by staff members in Visitor Services, Building & Grounds, and Museum Security—and discover why each represents a favorite work of art.
A larger portion of the painting is currently on view in New York until May 7, after which the scroll will travel to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and be on exhibit June 16–September 18, 2023.
In honor of Black History Month, the library is currently displaying the artist file of Thom Shaw (1947–2010), one of Cincinnati’s best known and most admired contemporary artists.