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September 25th, 2009 By Steven Rosen | Arts | Posted In: Visual Art

Cincinnati Art Museum: Genius Factory

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Cincinnati Art Museum did well at this week's announcement of MacArthur Foundation $500,000 "genius grants" — one of the most prestigious in the world. Among the 24 recipients were artist Los Angeles artist Mark Bradford (pictured), who creates large-scale map-like collages out of everyday material and whose show Maps & Manifests was featured at Cincinnati Art Museum in 2008.

The museum also recently purchased a paper and string collage called "Temporary," and it was on display in its contemporary gallery (closed until November for maintenance).

Another MacArthur winner, painter Rackstraw Downes, is represented in the museum's collection by one painting and two related drawings.

 
 
09.25.2009 at 10:00 Reply
Way to go, CAM! Cincinnati really has some keen eyes when it comes to spotting "geniuses." The Contemporary Arts Center's Tara Donovan (the blockbuster show last spring), came to the CAC just as she had become a new MacArthur "genius." Boy, can we spot 'em! Witness history in the making. In Cincinnati you can have a front row seat. Imagine this, you are experiencing tomorrow's Picasso or Da Vinci first-hand. Amazing.

 

 
 
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