As part of its efforts to make people realize that a museum is an ever-changing, organic institution that needs to be visited often, the Cincinnati Art Museum has been constantly adding small shows — and new artworks — in addition to its three big current shows. For instance, it has a borrowed painting by Kehinde Wiley, the African-American portraitist who combines Hip Hop culture with classicism, near a John Singer Sargent.
Graphic works by Cincinnati artists Anthony Luensman and Tim McMichael are up near the modern art. An innovative small show called Force of Nature has placed contemporary Japanese ceramics (on loan from Jeffrey and Carol Horvitz) in the galleries containing 19th-century European art. And there's a 1942 Jeep near the lobby. I only wish the museum had a blog on its Web site to keep art lovers constantly informed on what's new. It might have to be updated daily.
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