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FotoFocus Is Bringing John Waters to Town

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, August 21, 2014
Filmmaker/provocateur, humorist, art collector and all-around pop-cultural icon John Waters is coming to Cincinnati on Oct. 11 as part of the opening-week programming of the FotoFocus Biennial 2014. He will be at Memorial Hall, performing This Filthy World about his long, rewarding career. Additionally, Waters' photograph "Inga #3 (1994)" is part of a FotoFocus exhibition, Stil...  

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A modernized Metrobot will be returning to the CAC

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Soon, you may hear a pronounced jingle whenever Contemporary Arts Center employees walk around their building. If so, it’s because they will be carrying change — lots of it — so art lovers can use the new payphone on the gloriously resurrected Metrobot.

Music: William Hooker

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Cincinnati’s Jazz scene really, really needs more shows by avant-gardists and improvisational experimentalists — their appearances here are all too rare.   

Art: Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940 is a sterling example of how an art exhibition can be about local history while still assuring the displayed objects are worthy of our long, concentrated gaze.  

ArtWorks Launches Mural Walking Tour

{CommentsCant} · Monday, August 18, 2014
As Downtown and Over-the-Rhine continue to see a growth of walking tours related to the revived inner city's heritage (especially its brewing heritage) and architecture, a new one will soon be offered dedicated to its ever-growing collection of public murals.
ArtWorks, which is responsible for many of those murals (including a just-finished one at Eighth and Main streets dedicated to Cincinnat...  

Road Scholar Adds Cincinnati to Signature Cities

{CommentsCant} · Monday, August 18, 2014
This is big news for Cincinnati tourism — a sign that the city's ongoing revival is attracting national interest.Road Scholar, the big tour company that plans excursions around the world — from Cuba to Cambodia — has just added Cincinnati to its Signature (American) Cities offerings. The first trip will be March 29-April 3, 2015, and is being advertised as a visit to "the first truly America...  

Conserving a Pneumatic Dress at the Cincinnati Art Museum

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, August 14, 2014
Recently at Cincinnati Art Museum, Mary Baskett wore this very colorful and exciting "pneumatic dress" designed by Naoki Takizawa for Issey Miyake's 2000-2001 fall/winter collection, while textile conservator Chandra Obie discussed the very complicated but successful effort the museum has completed to restore and preserve the dress, which had started to leak air.
Baskett owns it, but it had be...  

Cincinnati Silver Exhibit Is a Strong Achievement

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940 is a sterling example of how an art exhibition can be about local history while still assuring the displayed objects are worthy of our long, concentrated gaze.  

Film: Hilltop Stories

0 Comments · Monday, August 11, 2014
Seven short films about life in Walnut Hills, created by DAAP professor Ryan Mulligan and art educator Sam Meador and featuring residents of the inner-city neighborhood, debut with a free outdoor screening.  

Art: Remnants and Remains at NVISION

0 Comments · Monday, August 11, 2014
Northside vintage shop and gallery NVISION opens Remnants and Remains, an exhibition of photographs and photograms by Ann Burrell.