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Exhibit Reveals Carl Solway’s Impact on CAM

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
In some ways, it feels unnecessary for the Cincinnati Art Museum to have a show honoring the gallerist Carl Solway’s connection to its Contemporary collection — the current Not in New York, which does just that, is up through Oct. 30.   

How to Look at Glass, Not Just Through It

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
To most of us, glass is just a conduit — a way to look outside from inside or to see if a drinking utensil is half-full or half-empty. But to Brooklyn-based artists Anna Riley and Sam Ihrig, everyday functional glass is far more than a utilitarian object.  

Do Ho Suh’s ‘Passage’ Honors Hadid’s CAC

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Zaha Hadid’s recent death at age 65 was sad on many levels. One of those is that she won’t get a chance to see the Contemporary Arts Center’s brilliant use of her building for its current installation, Do Ho Suh’s Passage.  

Japanese Artist Explores the Mockbee's Mysteries

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
In a story about Tetsuya Umeda — the Japanese artist whose installations involve sound, visuals and performance — Blouin Artinfo mentioned that he has a “penchant for ‘performing’ at venues with a slightly derelict atmosphere, such as old warehouses, abandoned schools or disused road tunnels…”   

Noah Purifoy Exhibit Showcases a Great Artist

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
I believe you’ll leave Junk Dada impressed — not just by the quality of the artist's work and vision, but also by his importance to the art and American social and political thought of our times.  

How ‘After the Moment’ Became a Success

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe at the Contemporary Arts Center has been instructional for showing us what the public wants in terms of Mapplethorpe remembrance.

New Life for Old Works of Jo Ann Callis

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
When Jo Ann Callis returns to her hometown Wednesday to give a FotoFocus lecture at the Cincinnati Art Museum, it will be as a Los Angeles photographer getting renewed attention for some groundbreaking erotic work done in the 1970s and then forgotten.  

Library’s ‘Tiny Tomes’ Adds Up to a Big Hit

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Who knew so many miniature books of all types existed, or that their subject matter could be so unusual and their graphic design so beautiful?  

CAC to Begin Free Admission

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
As important as today’s announcement is that the Contemporary Arts Center will start free admission on Feb. 13 for at least three years, the story of how the museum is underwriting it is also impressive.  

Museums, Galleries Have Big 2016 Plans

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Here is a look at 10 promising shows/art events that will open in the first half (or just after) of 2016.  

The Best Art Exhibits of 2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
From an accessible aquatic-themed show to installations that emphasized the importance of light, the Queen City saw fantastic and diverse exhibits in 2015, some of which are still on view.

See ‘Ten Treasures’ From a New Museum in Town

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Art and artifacts from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum are now making their debut in Cincinnati, which will be the Klutznick collection’s permanent home.  

Marker to Commemorate Who Concert Tragedy

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
It’s been a long time coming, but Cincinnati is set to mark this week’s 36th anniversary of the 1979 Who concert tragedy with the dedication of a permanent memorial marker by the site.

A ‘Field Guide’ to Magical Thinking

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Jochen Lempert, the German photographer whose first major U.S. museum show, Field Guide, is now at the Cincinnati Art Museum, combines the metaphysical with the biological so well that the effect is often magical.

Andres Serrano Opens ‘After the Moment’

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
As the Contemporary Arts Center prepares to open After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe this Friday, the show — especially the opening itself — is taking on a much more historical dimension than first planned.