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New Art Movie Predicts Moon Tourism's Future

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
It’s not unusual for visual artists to choose film/video as a medium — Ragnar Kjartansson’s A Lot of Sorrow recently showed here and several videos were part of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Eyes on the Street exhibit.  

‘A Lot of Sorrow’ Is Headed CAC’s Way

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
As Steven Matijcio, curator of the Contemporary Arts Center, puts it about the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, “Boy, he’s really taking Ohio venue by venue these days!”  

New Show at DAAP Captures ‘Liquid Light’

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Marioni is a purist — a painter’s painter whose quest to make art isn’t about being decorative or interpretive, but rather is a search for light — Liquid Light, as his show is called.  

Performance Art Comes to a Cincinnati Grocery

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Heine Avdal is making a short trip from Belgium to Cincinnati on Feb. 21 and 22 just to visit the Whole Foods Market in Rookwood Commons.  

Photographer William Messer Observes Two Decades of Giverny

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Were Claude Monet to look at the black-and-white photographs that William Messer took of Giverny over a 20-year period — photographs featured in the Over Time exhibit at The Carnegie through Feb. 7 — he would say, “You missed the point!”  

Robert Stearns’ Lasting Impact on the CAC and Cincinnati Arts

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Maybe because Robert Stearns’ leadership of the Contemporary Arts Center was relatively short and long ago, his death in early December from cancer didn’t attract much notice here.  

FotoFocus Biennial Already Planning Ways to Ring in 2016

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
FotoFocus seems to be establishing itself on the city’s arts calendar.  

The Future of Contemporary at Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
In my September interview with new Cincinnati Art Museum Director Cameron Kitchin, he discussed the role of that institution in collecting and displaying Contemporary art in addition to other issues.  

Do We Need a Museum of Art Museum History?

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
There are art museums and there are history museums. But maybe there should be a new kind of museum
— a Museum of Art Museum History.
  

It’s Trust vs. Wariness on Our Urban Streets

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
For Eyes on the Street, Cincinnati Art Museum’s contribution to the FotoFocus Biennial, curator Brian Sholis set out to do something more than just display still photographs and short films/videos that he liked.  

Finding Humor in Retro Culture

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
As Mid-Century Modern becomes desired, preserved and collected, many cities — Cincinnati included — have started Modernism tradeshows where period design objects are sold and advice is given on home restorations.  

Rediscovering Lost Photos From a Long-Ago West End

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Under the sponsorship of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio (now the Cincinnati Historical Society), George S. Rosenthal took roughly 3,600 photographs of West End places  

Street Photography in the 21st Century

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
One purpose of Eyes on the Street, the Cincinnati Art Museum’s look at 21st century street photography, is to reveal how the phrase itself has evolved since the mid-20th century.
  

CAM's New Director Is Setting His Priorities

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I was hoping that during my first interview with Cameron Kitchin, Cincinnati Art Museum’s new director, he would floor me with his big, ambitious plans. You know, something exciting — something visionary, something contemporary.
  

The Strange Regionalism of ‘American Gothic’

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
For the Cincinnati Art Museum, getting the Art Institute of Chicago to loan “American Gothic” (through Nov. 16) is a coup.