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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: To Duveneck, From Tarbell

by Conservation

2/25/2021

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Our paintings conservator has started to clean the varnish from this painting by Edmund Tarbell.

Black History Month: Revisiting artists featured in 30 Americans

by Cincinnati Art Museum

2/23/2021

In 2016, special exhibition 30 Americans brought the work of 30 preeminent Black artists to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Marshing to the beat of a green drum

by Jared Marsh

2/18/2021

green team , go green , Green Committee

Over the summer I had the privilege of working as the Pollution Prevention Intern at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Women’s Shoes from the 1950s

by Conservation

2/11/2021

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22 pairs of women’s shoes from the 1950s are being prepared for an appearance in the galleries.

Trailblazing modernist photographer Germaine Krull enters CAM collection via the Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives

by Emily Bauman, Curatorial Assistant for Photography & Film Programmer for Moving Images

2/10/2021

photography , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Germaine Krull , modern art , permanent collection

Krull’s groundbreaking modernist work now resides in the Photography Collection at the museum.

Honoring Black History Month through art with CAM

by Cincinnati Art Museum

2/5/2021

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… , Hank Willis Thomas , Robert S. Duncanson , “Something Over Something Else”: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series , Romare Bearden , Black & Brown Faces

Join the Cincinnati Art Museum in celebrating Black History Month by learning more about Black artists in the permanent collection, the contemporary landscape, and the Cincinnati community.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Nabataean Shrine Repair

by Conservation

2/4/2021

behind the scenes , Nabataean art , stone conservation , objects conservation , archaeological conservation , petra

The lab is full of architectural stones as we get ready to reinstall our Nabataean galleries.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Monkey business!

by Conservation

1/28/2021

paintings conservation , Thomas Satterwhite Noble , monkey art , CAMConservation , cleaning paintings

This life size painting by 19th century American artist, Thomas Satterwhite Noble, is a recent acquisition.

Frank Duveneck: Father of American Art

by Cincinnati Art Museum

1/28/2021

Frank Duveneck , Frank Duveneck: American Master

Learn more about Frank Duveneck, the most influential painter in Cincinnati history.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Procession Returns

by Conservation

1/21/2021

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Last week our paper conservator visited the Contemporary Arts Center downtown to deinstall the museum’s Panorama of the Procession.

Guest Blog: Spotlight on the Cincinnati Art Museum Website

by Laura Evers

1/20/2021

guest blog , website , online collection , online exhibition , undergrowth with two figures , van gogh

When you think of the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM), what comes to mind?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Laundry Day

by Conservation

1/15/2021

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It was laundry day in textile conservation again! This length of Korean silk is part of a sculpture by Nam June Paik (1936-2006).

Virtual Tours with the Cincinnati Art Museum

by Cincinnati Art Museum Digital Team

1/13/2021

Google Arts & Culture , Virtual Tour , Museum at Home , Gallery Experiences , Virtual Experiences , Online Tours

The new Google Arts & Culture virtual tour brings the Cincinnati Art Museum to you—wherever you are.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 10th Century Ceramic Bowl

by Conservation

1/7/2021

behind the scenes , CAMConservation , lusterware , islamic ceramics , objects conservation , ceramics conservation

This bowl, from Iraq, is a beautiful example of lusterware. Luster is an iridescent effect produced by metallic oxides in the overglaze.

Ohio History Service Corps (OHSC) and CAM

by Andrea Gutmann-Fuentes, Ohio History Service Corps Member, AmeriCorps

12/29/2020

AmeriCorps , Ohio History Service Corps , OHSC , behind the scenes

For the past several years, the Cincinnati Art Museum has been a host site for the Ohio History Service Corps (OHSC), an AmeriCorps program dedicated to preserving local history across the state of Ohio.

2020 at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by CAM Marketing Staff

12/22/2020

2020 , Year in Review , Art Climb , Animal Crossing , Romare Bearden , CAM Connect , A Happening: Day of Giving , Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… , Frank Duveneck: American Master , Women Breaking Boundaries , Anila Agha , Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970 , Treasures of the Spanish World

Despite a rollercoaster of a year, the Cincinnati Art Museum hosted a wide range of virtual and in-person experiences including our first virtual fundraiser, and opened the highly anticipated Art Climb, the new civic art space on the grounds of the museum.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: In the nick of time!

by Conservation

12/17/2020

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We’re still unearthing treasures as we unpack and settle back into our renovated Paintings/Object lab.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Christmas Past, Christmas Present

by Conservation

12/10/2020

#CAMConservation , behind the scenes , Elizabeth Boott Duveneck

Soon to move from the paper lab to the gallery is a box decorated with ink and gouache by Elizabeth Boott Duveneck.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920's Bedspread

by Conservation

12/3/2020

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This bedspread is getting "ready for her close-up."

Going Green: Introducing the CAM Green Team

by Kelly Rectenwald, Associate Objects Conservator

11/25/2020

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The Green Team was founded in early 2019 by an interdepartmental team of museum staff dedicated to creating sustainable practices within the museum.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Assyrian Stone Wall Relief

by Conservation

11/19/2020

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This stone relief dates to 883-859 BCE and depicts a divine figure wearing a horned headdress.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cleansing the palette

by Conservation

11/12/2020

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A heavy layer of grime covered the surface of the thin wood panel and the remains of paint.

Ann Lowe, African American Fashion Designer

by Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

11/2/2020

behind the scenes , Ann Lowe , African American Fashion Designer , curatorial , dress , belt , fashion

Born in Clayton, Alabama in 1898, Ann Lowe was an African American fashion designer, but few know her name.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920’s Paul Theodore Frankl Mirror

by Conservation

10/22/2020

behind the scenes , objects conservation , decorative arts , art conservation , gilding conservation , aluminum leaf , CAMConservation

This week in objects conservation we return to the 1920’s Paul Theodore Frankl mirror. The aluminum leaf on the base and frame is easily abraded and during its use, suffered from normal wear and tear.

9 Ghostly Stops to Make While Exploring the Cincinnati Art Museum

by CAM Digital Staff

10/19/2020

ghost stories , haunted museum , scavenger hunt , tour guide , halloween

Enjoy this Ghost Tour Guide, if you dare...

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Conservator Choices

by Conservation

10/15/2020

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While the paintings conservation studio is under renovation, we thought you might like a look at an example of the choices that conservators can face.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Return to Storage

by Conservation

10/8/2020

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In September the light sensitive objects that had been on display in the Women Breaking Boundaries exhibit were returned to storage.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1950s Shoe Condition Check

by Conservation

10/1/2020

CAMConservation , 1950s Shoes , 1950s Fashion , textile conervation , behind the scenes

In textile conservation this week, we are carrying out condition checks for a checklist of 27 pairs of women's shoes from the 1950s.

Who is Hank Willis Thomas and why does his work matter now?

by Cincinnati Art Museum

10/1/2020

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… , about the artist , artist bio

With incisive clarity, Thomas asks us to see and challenge systems of inequality that are woven into the fabric of contemporary life.