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Accra and London, via Detroit

by Nathaniel M. Stein, PhD, Curator of Photography


Accra, London, James Barnor, Curatorial Blog, photography, Detroit Institute of Arts

In early October, I was delighted to participate in a scholars’ day at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). For those outside the museum biz, a scholars’ day is a convening of curators, academics, and sometimes expert collectors, artists, and gallerists, who gather to share a deep dive on an artist or movement featured in a special exhibition.

Looking at Things: Franz Hanfstaengl’s Photographs

by Serena Deng, Photography Collection Research Intern


photography, Franz Hanfstaengl, intern

In 1871, the Royal Historical Museum in Dresden (the present-day Green Vault) commissioned German photographer Franz Hanfstaengl to document the objects in its collection. Among the 160 photographs produced, lively prints of five found their way to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Photographs from the Collection: Looking At Animals

by Nathaniel M. Stein, Curator of Photography


photography, collect, animals, Curatorial Blog

From April 11–August 10, 2023, the hallway gallery at the top of the museum’s Great Hall staircase will be full of critters.

Evening for Educators Preview: Georgia O’Keeffe

by Brett Hornberger, M.Ed. Early Childhood Teacher / Teaching Professor, Xavier University


Evenings for Educators, montessori, early childhood education, Georgia O’Keeffe, photography

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.

Discovering IOWA

by Nathaniel M. Stein, Ph.D.


IOWA, Nancy Rexroth, photography, Appalachia, Light on IOWA, Ann Segal

IOWA was the kind of book that changed the way photography lovers could imagine the expressive possibilities of the medium. It stuck with people.

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


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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: New to Women Breaking Boundaries

by Conservation


conservation, photography conservation, Camera Work Magazine, Photogravure, Photomechanical reproduction, Gertrude Käsebier

The objects in the Women Breaking Boundaries exhibit in the galleries across from the café are examples of wide-ranging media, including light-sensitive objects.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Ready for his close-up?

by Conservation


Duveneck, photography, paintings conservation, behind the scenes

Sometimes a painting can make its feelings known.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A disappearing act!

by Conservation


panting conservation, infrared, infrared imaging, duveneck, underdrawing, underpainting, infrared photography, behind the scenes

This large unfinished work by Frank Duveneck is in the paintings conservation lab to be examined.

Notes from Photography Storage: Three Japanese Ambrotypes

by Megan Beckerich


ambrotype, japanese photography, research, curatorial blog

Photography was first introduced to Japan in the 1840s, via the sole government-approved trading port in Nagasaki.

How Many is Too Many?

by Nathaniel Stein


curatorial, multiple mediums, photography, Contemporary Art, galleries, Curatorial Blog

Posted by: Nathaniel Stein

Friends of Photography do Chicago

by Brian Sholis


curatorial, Brian Sholis, photography, CAM Friends, travel

Posted By: Brian Sholis

Hooray for Hollywood! Now on display in #CAMLibrary…

by Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives


library, Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives, archives, Hollywood, photography, Geoff Edwards

Posted By: Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives

Exploring the National Gallery

by Brian Sholis


curatorial, Brian Sholis, photography, travel, events & programs, films

Posted By: Brian Sholis

Doug and Mike Starn: Gravity of Light

by Cincinnati Art Museum


Contemporary Art, exhibitions, photography, Doug and Mike Starn

Posted By: Cincinnati Art Museum