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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.  

Art: Creative Expression: Artists Works at the Cincinnati Library

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 5, 2014
If there is a Hall of Fame somewhere for librarians — and there should be — then Alice S. Plaut, former head of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Art & Music Department, belongs in it.  

Film: The Case of the Three Sided Dream

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Rahsaan Roland Kirk, who died in 1977, was a blind Columbus, Ohio-born Jazz multi-instrumentalist who often played his fiery and cutting-edge music in Cincinnati Jazz clubs before and after achieving worldwide fame.   

Cincinnati Art Museum Announces New Director

Cameron Kitchin to take over Oct. 1

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Cincinnati Art Museum on Tuesday announced in this press release its new director, who is replacing Aaron Betsky. The latter announced his resignation late last year and left his post in May.CINCINNATI - JULY 29, 2014 – The Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Art Museum today unanimously voted to name Cameron Kitchin as the museum’s director. Kitchin, a nationally recognized innovator and ...  

New Novel Chronicles City’s Weirdest Museum

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
As part of her duties for Taft Museum of Art in 2007, Tamera Lenz Muente — now an assistant curator — was doing research for an exhibit on the work of acclaimed 19th century sculptor Hiram Powers.  

Music: Listen to This! at the Main Library

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
David Little, a longtime progressive political activist and public policy communications consultant, will play records and talk about “Political & Protest Music Part 1: The Post-World War II Awakening 1946-1962" at Wednesday's Listen to This! session at downtown's Main Library.   

Music: The Alvin Brothers

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
When Dave and Phil Alvin were just kids in Downey, Calif., they already had developed a curiosity about the roots of American music. So when 12-year-old Phil saw a copy of Big Bill Broonzy’s Big Bill’s Blues, he bought it and brought it home.