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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.

Beatles Historian and Author to Speak at Main Library

Mark Lewisohn discusses book Nov. 10

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Mark Lewisohn, the internationally recognized Beatles historian who is working on his epic All These Years biography of the Fab Four’s story, will discuss the first book completed and published in the planned trilogy — Tune In — at 7 p.m. next Tuesday in the Main Library's Reading Garden Lounge, 800 Vine St....  

New Art World Documentary has Strong Cincinnati Connection

{CommentsCant} · Friday, October 17, 2014
Next Friday, the documentary Art and Craft is opening at the Mariemont Theater. It's the story of an art forger, Mark Landis, who gave his work away to museums and colleges.

He was exposed by Matthew Leininger, before the latter became a Cincinnati Art Museum registrar. While in Cincinnati, in 2012 Leininger and Aaron Cowan, curator of UC-DAAP galleries, organized an exhibit about Landis, ...  

Art Shook Up

Elvis has entered the art gallery with new Paul Laffoley exhibit

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The strange ways we remember Elvis Presley are best summed up by the lyrics of the late Warren Zevon’s “Jesus Mentioned,” in which he imagines traveling to Memphis to see the dead King: “He went walking on the water … with his pills.”   

Art: Empire Falling: New Photographs from Elena Dorfman

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The huge stone quarries that hide in the landscapes of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky are strange things, monsters of ruggedly carved-out negative space that — when abandoned and filled with water — a  
inside a contained container

Even Without a Chicken Dance, FotoFocus is a Worthy ‘Octoberfest’

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, October 24, 2012
From now on, when anyone mentions “Octoberfest” in Cincinnati, I’m going to think first of FotoFocus. This year, its first, it has clearly established itself as an artistically meaningful and rewarding addition to Cincinnati’s cultural calendar. The next is planned for 2014. It is also, like that other Oktoberfest (which actually occurs in Septemb...  
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FotoFocus Takes Cincinnati By Storm

{CommentsCant} · Monday, October 8, 2012
Having wrapped up a very busy first (extended) weekend of FotoFocus activities, I’m humbled by the fact that I only got to a portion of the exhibits and events occurring under the month-long, regional photography festival’s umbrella. Before it’s over, more than 70 shows and related special events — like this Wednesday’s concert at the Emery Theatre by Bill Frisell/858 Quarter, featur...  

Event: Fotofocus Lecture

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Lightborne lecture at Cincinnati Art Museum, featuring internationally recognized photographers, has been renamed the FotoFocus lecture this year in recognition of the upcoming citywide photo e  

Art: Over the Cities Your Grass Will Grow

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Cincinnati Art Museum is screening the meditative new documentary Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, about German painter Anselm Kiefer's years of transforming an old French silk  

Art: 1848 Daguerreotype Panorama

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Since the Main Library last May restored and put on display its famous 1848 daguerreotype Panorama of the Cincinnati riverfront, some 2,000 people have come downtown to see it and to use the two accompanying interactive touch-screen displays that allow visitors to zoom in on magnified, digitized images from the original photograph. Now the library has created a website, accessible from any computer, with many of the same features.