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The Future of Contemporary at Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
In my September interview with new Cincinnati Art Museum Director Cameron Kitchin, he discussed the role of that institution in collecting and displaying Contemporary art in addition to other issues.  

Reality for the Holidays

Over the Rhine returns for another “reality Christmas” and news of a new venue

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
With Blood Oranges in the Snow, Over the Rhine treats the Christmas album as a major artistic statement that questions the holiday’s celebratory nature as much as it acknowledges it.    

Cincinnati Art Museum to Host MetaModern Show

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, December 11, 2014
Delving into Modernism’s relationship to today’s Contemporary artists, Cincinnati Art Museum in 2016 will present the traveling show MetaModern. It is organized by Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in collaboration with curatorsquared of Winter Park, Florida, and Boston. In Cincinnati, it will be curated by Amy Dehan, Decorative arts and Design curator,...  

Holiday: Bombs Away! Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Live Riff

0 Comments · Monday, December 8, 2014
Bombs Away!, the delightful Cincinnati comedy troupe that does live riffing to movies that deserve such treatment, is at it again for the Christmas season.   

Holiday: Unsilent Night

0 Comments · Monday, December 8, 2014
For the third year, Contemporary Arts Center is sponsoring Cincinnati’s participation in Unsilent Night, the Christmas-tradition-meets-performance-art creation of Ohio-born New York-based artist Phil Kline.   

Important New Art Film Coming to Cincinnati Art Museum

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, December 4, 2014
National Gallery, the latest film by the great American documentarian Frederick Wiseman, will get a free screening at Cincinnati Art Museum at 1 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2015. No tickets or advance reservations are required. Typical of Wiseman’s inquisitively reportorial and humanistic work, this carefully and thoughtfully takes viewers inside the world of Lon...  

Do We Need a Museum of Art Museum History?

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
There are art museums and there are history museums. But maybe there should be a new kind of museum
— a Museum of Art Museum History.

Cincinnati Art Museum's Popular Curator Benedict Leca Gets Promotion

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Benedict Leca, a much-liked curator of European Art at Cincinnati Art Museum whose departure in 2012 to become chief curator at Hamilton, Ontario's, Art Gallery of Hamilton prompted protest, has moved again. It's a promotion. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment at Cincinnati was organizing Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman. Here are a few paragraphs from the press release fro...  
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Lessons from 'Lightgeist'

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, November 26, 2014
One of the best things about Cincinnati’s current urban renaissance is that older spaces — some unused or even previously unknown — are being reinvented for new purposes. Churches and firehouses become brewpubs and restaurants, office buildings become apartments, underground tunnels become tourist attractions. Since artists are sensitive to their surroundings, a group called Near*By has lat...  

It’s Trust vs. Wariness on Our Urban Streets

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
For Eyes on the Street, Cincinnati Art Museum’s contribution to the FotoFocus Biennial, curator Brian Sholis set out to do something more than just display still photographs and short films/videos that he liked.