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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.
  
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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.  

Art: Eyes on the Street at the Cincinnati Art Museum

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.  

Art: Art and Privacy Lecture

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Wednesday evening there will be a discussion on “Art and Privacy” at Cincinnati Art Museum as part of programming for the Eyes on the Street photography exhibition.  

Film: Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Pulp's Sheffield, England reunion show is the setting for the new documentary Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets, which plays for one screening only.   
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At FotoFocus Show, Michael Keating Remembers His Elderly Neighbor

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
I wish the “sunroom installation” that is part of Michael Keating’s current Shadow & Light exhibition at Kennedy Heights Arts Center (through Saturday) could move straight into a museum afterward. It could serve to anchor a fuller, larger look at the noble project this veteran Cincinnati photojournalist (formerly with  

Mapplethorpe Redux

Indiana University exhibits controversial artist’s explicit work

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Many of the black-and-white photos in Robert Mapplethorpe: Photos from the Kinsey Institute Collection are a frank exploration into sexual practices in America.   

Music: Nils Frahm and Dawn of Midi

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Two gifted acts in the forefront of creating inventive contemporary genre-defying instrumental music — German keyboardist Nils Frahm and Brooklyn acoustic trio Dawn of Midi — share the bill for a show at Contemporary Arts Center on Monday.