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Art Movies Might Be Struggling, But Opera Movies Are Thriving

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0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2008
If you follow news about art/independent films, you know they're struggling. The "classics" divisions of the studios have been cutting back because of the softening economy, and it's the rare forei  

How's This for a Campaign Issue: Blogs for Everyone!

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0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
A friend of mine, a Democrat who believes "free trade" has been a giveaway of American jobs with little to nothing in return, scoffs at those who say the solution is to retrain all those who have l  

Raphaela Platow Brings Changes to CAC

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0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2008
When Zaha Hadid's Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art -- the first American museum designed by a woman and her first built project in the U.S. -- opened downtown five years ago thi  

CAM's New, Offbeat Collection

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0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
For a 127-year-old institution, the Cincinnati Art Museum isn't resting on its laurels or on dated 19th-century notions of what constitutes fine art. If you've been there lately and seen the red Jag  

The Action of Art: You should have been there

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0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2008
When I seek out new recommendations for music from the more knowledgeable, I'm often regaled with accounts of obscure live hybrids of music and art taking place in hip scenes across the world. One   

Remembering Maggie Wenstrup

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0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Margaret "Maggie" Wenstrup passed away on March 3 at age 77. Since then, Cincinnati artists, curators, gallerists and friends have been honoring her life in art. Fortunately, even people who di  

Mark Bradford, Genre Jumper

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0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2008
In the Vance-Waddell Gallery at the Cincinnati Art Museum, three enormous, swirling, silver-plated paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford shroud the space. The exhibition, Maps & Man  

Final Friday Roundup

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0 Comments · Friday, February 29, 2008
Cincinnati's juicy little art pockets come alive this weekend for Final Friday; expect Over-the-Rhine's galleries to be plenty packed of notable work and spectators. The Nicholas Gallery (23 E.  

Bodies Everywhere

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0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Last week I took my nephew William to the Cincinnati Art Museum. This is what he loved: the mummy in the classics gallery. "What is it?" he asked me. "A mummy." "A mommy?" he asked. "A  

Dungeon Thud

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0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
You couldn't understand what Jimmy Baker and Nathan Tersteeg were saying to each other during their performance at the Weston Art Gallery Jan. 25. The booms and the chaos were too distracting, m  

Kim Krause and Stacy Sims Collaborate to Chase the Furies

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0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Peeking inside Kim Krause's solo exhibition at the Art Academy's Pearlman Gallery, Chronos/Tropos, you see color before concept, "playful chaos" before mythology, imagination before history.   

Art and Politics

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0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Stephen Radich, a New York City art dealer, passed away Dec. 18. His death got me thinking about art and politics, censorship and the potential of visual art. In 1966, Radich opened a solo show fo  

A Christmas Carol

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2007
It started in high school and lasted about 10 years: Every December I would bundle myself in blankets and read A Christmas Carol to get me in the wintery spirit. Something about Dickens´ tal  

Country Club plays with the big boys in Miami

0 Comments · Monday, December 10, 2007
COUNTRY CLUB, the new gallery in the West End with the capricious name, the tongue-in-cheek logo and two directors -- doppelgangers, ostensibly -- who come across as antitheses of urbane contempo  

America Starts at the CAC

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
One of the current exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler: America Starts Here, has all the (assumed) prerequisites of a great contemporary art show. The w