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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  

The Clay Street Press

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2007

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