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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Book of Thel

by Conservation

8/11/2022

William Blake , The Book of Thel , J.R.R. Tolkien , paper conservation , Haggerty Museum of Art , CAMConservation

The lesser-known book, The Book of Thel, is now featured in an exhibit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Great Gallery Dust-Up

by Conservation

8/4/2022

CAMConservation , textile conservation , colonial furniture , colonial dames

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.

1881.1: The Cincinnati Art Museum’s First Acquisition

by Anne Buening, Curatorial Assistant for European and American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings

8/4/2022

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.

Opening our Collections with Wikipedia

by e.m.i.

8/3/2022

wikipedia , permanent collection , wikipedian in residence , intern

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection is getting easier to explore thanks to new Wikipedia content.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Jain Shrine Reveal

by Conservation

7/28/2022

CAMConservation , Jain Shrine , Reveal , objects conservation , behind the scenes

This week in objects conservation: We have finished coating removal and cleaning of one of the 44 pieces of our Jain Shrine!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Final Countdown

by Conservation

7/21/2022

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Our paintings conservator dons an organic vapor mask, turns on the exhaust trunks, and begins brushing thirty-five square feet plus of painted canvas!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: From the Lab to the Gallery

by Conservation

7/14/2022

Joseph Urban , Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: We Built A Room!

by Conservation

7/7/2022

CAMConservation , art deco , made with mood , Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom , Joseph Urban

Conservation can take you strange places--like up a ladder in a 1929 bedroom!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The JoLynn and Byron Gustin Gallery

by Conservation

6/30/2022

behind the scenes , object conservation , objects conservation , CAMConservation

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about their treatment progress and enjoy seeing them back in the galleries on your next visit!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Structural Support

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6/23/2022

Murillo , paintings conservation , paintings , CAMConservation , strip lining

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.

Pups That Wandered Astray From The Wormser Bedroom

by Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design

6/16/2022

Joseph Urban , Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom , Decorative Arts and Design , ceramic dog figurines , 1920s

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Emperor Maximilian I

by Conservation

6/15/2022

paper , conservation , Albrecht Dürer , CAMConservation , Joseph Urban , Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom

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.

The Cincinnati Art Museum Inside Out

by Cincinnati Art Museum

6/13/2022

Art Climb , permanent collection , sculpture , outdoor art

Experience the power of art—inside and out

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Go big or go home!

by Conservation

6/9/2022

CAMConservation , oversized art , historic carpets , textile conservation , textiles

This carpet is a whopping 25’ by 18,’ easily one of the largest textiles in the collection.

New Member Appreciation Week Graphics

by Cincinnati Art Museum

6/1/2022

Member Appreciation Week , membership , social media , creativity

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.

Celebrating Pride Month at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Cincinnati Art Museum

6/1/2022

LGBTQ+ , permanent collection , Bernice Abbott , Nick Cave , Felix Gonzalez Torres , Isaac Julien , Ellsworth Kelly , Germaine Krull , Lucas Samaras , Andy Warhol

Enjoy these works in the museum’s permanent collection by artists who identify as LGBTQ+, or that address themes of LGBTQ+ representation and experience.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Varnished Villanueva

by Conservation

5/26/2022

Murillo , paintings conservation , CAMConservation

Cleaning of the very large painting by the Spanish artist, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, has begun.

Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month

by Cincinnati Art Museum

5/20/2022

permanent collection , Jewish American Heritage Month , Helen Frankenthaler , Chaim Gross , Philip Guston , Henry Mosler , Louise Nevelson , Mark Rothko

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Glue Be Gone

by Conservation

5/19/2022

paper conservation , works on paper , James Stephanoff , King George IV coronation

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: So Tiny!

by Conservation

5/12/2022

CAMConservation , textile conservation , 1920s bags , behind the scenes

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...

CAM Weddings: Elayna Berry and Preston Franklin

by Katie Mitchell, Special Events Coordinator and Makenna Henehan, Hospitality and Special Events Intern

5/12/2022

wedding , CAMWeddings , ceremony , venue , rental space , Alice Bimel Courtyard , Good Story Co. , Bluewater Kings Band , Old State Farm , Clear Lighting

Elayna Berry and Preston Franklin decided to take full advantage of our gorgeous Alice Bimel Courtyard.

Cincinnati Art Museum Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

by Cincinnati Art Museum

5/6/2022

Mental Health Awareness , CAM programs

May is Mental Health Awareness Month,a time dedicated to reducing the stigma associated with mental and behavioral health issues.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Small But Mighty

by Conservation

5/5/2022

behind the scenes , object conservation , CAMConservation

This week in objects conservation: In contrast to our very large Jain shrine, this week we are working on a very tiny shrine!

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

by Cincinnati Art Museum

5/3/2022

Asian American Pacific Islander Art , collection highlights , permanent collection , Bukang Kim , Yasuo Kuniyoshi , Nam June Paik , Esther Shimazu , Kataro Shirayamadani

Enjoy these works in the museum’s permanent collection by artists who identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Return of the Shrimp

by Conservation

4/28/2022

CAMConservation , paintings conservation , Henry Mosler , varnish removal

Our paintings conservator is readying another painting for our upcoming exhibition Henry Mosler Behind the Scenes: In Celebration of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial.

Learn and Grow with CAM’s New Community Wellness Garden

by Rachel Moon, Coordinator of Learning & Interpretation

4/28/2022

Community Wellness Garden , horticulture , self-care , museum grounds

Located near the Longworth Administrative Wing and across from the sculpture Isabella by Jaume Plensa, the garden boasts beautiful views of the Cincinnati skyline and was planted with community wellness in mind.

Approaching the finish line…

by Countess V. Winfrey, Black Futures Series guest blog part 2 of 2

4/22/2022

Black Futures Series , Countess V. Winfrey , Dance , Homage , site specific

Countess V. Winfrey shares insight into her process creating site-specific dance work for the Cincinnati Art Museum, Homage: What was, Is, To Come.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Mexican Girl by Jose Ignacio Aquirre

by Conservation

4/21/2022

paper conservation , Mexican prints , Jose Ignacio Aguirre

Mexican Printmakers 1920s to 1950s is on display until August 14, where you can see this print and learn about Aguirre and his fellow artists.

CAM Weddings: Sarah Wullenweber and Ronald Vieira

by Katie Mitchell, Special Events Coordinator

4/20/2022

wedding , CAMWeddings , ceremony , venue , rental space , great hall , Alice Bimel Courtyard , Samuel Greenhill , Clear Lighting , DJ Mogley

Something unique about our venue is that we have events 12 months a year, even on cold December nights. The warmth of love between Sarah Wullenweber and Ronald Vieira was captured beautifully by photographer Samuel Greenhill.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Thread Count

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4/14/2022

CAMConservation , conservation , textiles , textile conservation , jeannehallee , behind the scenes

This silk chiffon scarf--part of a dress by designer Anna Jeanne Hallée designed in 1924—is undergoing conservation for significant loss and weakness where only shreds and threads remained around the central section.