It’s getting weavy weird in the textile conservation lab this week!
Let’s look back on some unique and noteworthy achievements and accomplishments of 2021.
This week in objects conservation, we’re doing the finishing touches to the 100+ objects being installed in our newly renovated Ancient Middle East Gallery, opening Saturday, December 18.
Bundle up and enjoy these wintry scenes from the museum’s permanent collection during your next visit or cuddled up on the couch with a cup of tea.
Be sure to stop by Gallery 227 to see Still Life in Blue with Lemon after its visit to Conservation.
While reviewing recent acquisitions of works on paper with the curators, our paper conservator decided to share a few of the pieces here, since they won’t be going on exhibit in the near future
We’ve come a long way on the treatment of the Elizabeth Hawes flag dress! If
Gift with the museum this year and make it a holiday to remember.
Exploring Romolo Grassi—one of the ‘forgotten’ jewelers in the exhibition.
Cincinnati Art Museum x Idlewild Woman x Issey Miyake
Kara Walker, born in 1969 in Stockton, California and raised in Atlanta, Georgia from the age of 13, is best known for her groundbreaking large-scale silhouette tableaux.
No, it’s just the morning sun hitting our jars of dry pigments through the blinds, a brief exposure that does no harm.
Enjoy these works by indigenous peoples in the museum’s permanent collection.
Shown here is a painting by Wu Zhongxiong that was selected by the Curator of Asian art to include in our next grant application.
Usually, clothing is tailored to fit the body. But in the museum, we tailor a body to fit the clothing!
Catch this object on view later this year when our Nabatean collections return to the galleries.
Conservators strive to ensure that their conservation treatments will preserve each artwork for numerous decades or, we hope, even longer.
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.
The Potluck is ready to serve!
Enjoy this Ghost Tour Guide, if you dare...
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.
Enjoy these works by or about Hispanic and Latinx artists in the museum’s permanent collection.
“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.
Visit the Art Academy to see Never a Day Without Drawing, on view from August 23 to September 9, 2021.
It’s time for a bath in textile conservation.
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?
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.
The large Neapolitan still-life is back — with a new look.
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.
With such a wide array of objects this collection will serve as a spectacular resource for the museum, scholars, and visitors alike.