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Cincinnati Art Museum picks an architect, The Banks avoids the architects

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Downtown Cincinnati sits between two architectural developments that seem completely at odds: the Cincinnati Art Museum's expansion, which the Rotterdam-based firm Neutelings Riedijk Architects   

StreetScapes puts a museum on Clifton asphalt

0 Comments · Saturday, September 29, 2007
This weekend marks the sixth anniversary of the popular Clifton art fair STREETSCAPES, which allows local artists to re-create masterworks in chalk onto Telford Avenue. To give it a moniker like   

Even in death, Patricia Renick travels the world

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Late in May, outrageous hats brightened the 1200 block of Elm Street as their wearers stepped into Memorial Hall for a program honoring the memory of sculptor, teacher and notable hat-wearer Patr  

Robert Duncanson's Cincinnati

0 Comments · Sunday, August 26, 2007
Time-honored landscape paintings aren't my forte, as far as art goes. But art with a story is. Landscape painting in the Hudson River School tradition and a riveting tale come together in the sec  

Pendleton Arts Center expands to Newport on the Levee; is this a good thing?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Urban sprawl has led to some of the saddest architecture in 100 years: strip malls, hulking drive-thru restaurants, neighborhoods begging for sidewalks. This lolling lifestyle can only be identif  

Pop life with Visionaries and Voices

0 Comments · Monday, July 16, 2007
Outsider art is controversial. Some theorists claim that "pure" outsider art can only be made when the artist hasn't been exposed to art history or contemporary culture. But that belief assume  

Martin Meersman

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2007
THE CARNEGIE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER aims, to quote its mission statement, "to utilize our historic building to create a leading arts organization. To this end we will provide a venue for  

Muralworks paints the city

0 Comments · Monday, June 18, 2007
I was driving down Central Parkway one morning last week when I noticed Mayor Mark Mallory. He was standing with a group of people in an Over-the-Rhine cranny, behind an official-looking podium a  

Summerfair

0 Comments · Friday, June 1, 2007
This year marks the 40th anniversary of SUMMERFAIR, one of largest and most popular arts festivals in the Cincinnati area. Beginning on June 1 at 2 p.m., over 300 artists of all media will conver  

Patricia A. Renick

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Cincinnati-based sculptor PATRICIA A. RENICK passed away May 7 at age 75. Admirers of Renick's work, especially those local artists who have long referred to her as "Mother Art," understand th  

New Media, New Materials: Highlights in Contemporary Art from the Fabric Workshop and Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Two recent exhibitions -- New Media, New Materials: Highlights in Contemporary Art from the Fabric Workshop and Museum at the Contemporary Arts Center and CYMK at Focus Gallery in Covington -- go  

Urban Design Review Board

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2007
In 1964, Cincinnati knew that world-class architecture was crucial to a city's evolution. That year, city officials formed the URBAN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD (UDRB) to comment on public developments   

The Museum of Bad Art

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Just south of Boston exists a place to which every aspiring artist should pilgrimage: THE MUSEUM OF BAD ART. This institution chooses its collection -- mostly paintings -- with the same careful c  

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati Art Museum and More...

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Recently I sat amongst a group of young professionals, all of whom fancy a vibrant art-laden downtown complete with parties and music and anything quirky and cool that might put Cincinnati on the