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A Great American Sculptor’s Show Visits Columbus

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Columbus’ Wexner Center for the Arts makes a bold statement in its current retrospective of David Smith’s work: He’s the greatest American sculptor of the 20th century. If Smith, who died in an auto accident in 1965 at age 59, is ahead of Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi or Richard Serra, I’m not sure the general public knows it.   

Art: Leonardo Live

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Fathom Events presents Leonardo Live, a guided walk-through of the sold-out Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan exhibition at London's National Gallery. This tour, whic  

Saving a Modernist Cincinnati Kitchen

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 8, 2012
When Chuck Lohre and Janet Groeber learned the innovative kitchen at Hyde Park’s landmark 1960 Corbett House was being replaced by new owners, they shifted into action to save it. They offered to take it and the owners agreed. They acquired the kitchen in 2010. Now, no longer wanting to store the disassembled kitchen, they are trying to find a new home for it.  

Carl Solway Celebrates John Cage Centennial

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Carl Solway, celebrating his 50th year as a Cincinnati gallerist, was speaking recently to arts patrons in the residence at Hamilton’s Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park about the milestone that is his new show. He’s presenting a John Cage show, he said, because Cage was the 20th Century’s greatest artist.    

Suitable For Display

Mixed Media artist Nick Cave brings his Soundsuits to Cincy

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Nick Cave refers to himself as a “trans” artist because his work transcends so many categories — sculpture, fashion, performance, dance, fine crafts, contemporary art — that it turns the whole notion of artistic categories upside-down. His artwork — known as Soundsuits — also deserves to be considered “trans” because seeing it can be a transformational experience for the viewer.   

WEBB 2.0

Forty years on, legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb finds his voice

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The AOL Music website describes Jimmy Webb as “that rarity in Rock music, a professional songwriter who achieved stardom in that capacity,” pointing out that almost all of Rock’s other great songwriters became well-known for their own versions of their material.   

The Taft Goes Public

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 10, 2012
This year is the Taft Museum’s 80th anniversary — it opened in 1932, five years after Charles Phelps Taft and Anna Sinton Taft deeded their historic 1820 mansion and its 690 works of art to Cincinnati.    

Art: Pyramid Hill Winter Dialogues

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Pyramid Hill, the sculpture park in Hamilton, has sought to add some intellectual heft to its activities programming with a new Winter Dialogue series that brings some of Cincinnati's top visual-ar  

Breathtaking Views

CityBeat’s visual arts writers pick their favorite 2011 exhibitions

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 28, 2011
This past year had its ups and downs for the visual arts. The major museums had good shows, but nothing that captured the public imagination on the order of 2010’s Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand at Contemporary Arts Center or Wedded Perfection at the Cincinnati Art Museum.   

Questions About CAM ‘Collections’

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Other museums have also tried this in order to get more of their collections on view. Now Cincinnati Art Museum, which has 60,000 objects, is trying the approach. It’s converting two important second-floor galleries — previously its prime space for temporary exhibits — to open storage for the next two years, when renovation of the old Art Academy building is complete.