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Art: Michael Wilson at Weston Art Gallery

1 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2009
This photographer with a considerable career has his solo exhibition 'The Day of Small Things' opening at the Weston Art Gallery Friday night. He's exhibiting his photographs of major musicians like Over the Rhine, Lyle Lovett, Phillip Glass and B.B. King, but that won't be the main thrust of the exhibit. Also on view are 'House Divided,' a monumental environmental installation by Thomas Macaulay, and ,Transitions: The Dresden Project,, a photographic series exploring abandoned dwellings and industrial sites in Dresden, Germany by Guggenheim fellowship recipient Fredrink Marsh.  

A Cincinnati Treasure

Noel Martin, 1922-2009

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Noel Martin, a lifelong Cincinnati painter and graphic-design pioneer, passed away Feb. 23 at the age of 86. In addition to formal training, Martin taught himself typography and graphics, and in doing so revolutionized museum publishing with his designs for the Cincinnati Art Museum and his modern logo for the Contemporary Arts Center.  

Outfitting the Past

'Fashion in Film' dresses up the Taft Museum of Art

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Patrons of the Taft Museum of Art know it to be a rare kind of historical document: An earlier era's furniture, artwork and architecture summon an aura of rigid manors, ladies teas and regency gowns. It's not surprising then that the Taft would aim its curatorial eye on the traveling exhibition, 'Fashion in Film: Period Costumes for the Screen.'  

Art: Fashion in Film at the Taft Museum of Art

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Fashion in Film: Period Costumes for the Screen at the Taft Museum of Art will charm with its decadent designs, but there is more to the exhibit than simple ornament. Costume design has rightfully found a new home in art museums. Though it is easier to dismiss such items as make-believe, seeing them in person reveals an unimaginable skill in design, composition, craftsmanship and technique, as well as a profound understanding of dress as a part of life. Tuesday-Sunday through April 26.  

Brush, Clay, Wood (Review)

Taft Museum offers a rare glimpse into Rosenthals' private collection

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Ed and Nancy Rosenthal haven't technically opened their home to the public, but this exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art allows us a peek into their life just the same. The show documents an art collection that began in 1980 with a 3-foot-tall Chinese vase. From there, the Rosenthals ventured on a collecting odyssey as they traveled throughout China and New York and chose pieces that struck them. As such, their collection runs the gamut of media, size, form, era and technique.   

Art: Brush, Clay, Wood at the Taft Museum of Art

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Ed and Nancy Rosenthal haven’t technically opened their home to the public, but the exhibition, Brush, Clay, Wood, on view at downtown’s Taft Museum of Art allows us a peek into their life just the same. The exhibition documents an art collection that began in 1980 with a 3-foot-tall Chinese vase. From there, the Rosenthals — not to be confused with Ed’s brother, Richard Rosenthal, and his wife Lois, the Contemporary Arts Center’s prominent benefactors — ventured on a “collecting odyssey,” as Taft Senior Curator Lynne Ambrosini calls it. The couple traveled throughout China and New York and chose pieces that struck them. As such, their collection runs the gamut of media, size, form, era and technique. Through Jan. 11.  

Cover Story: Cut-and-Paste Culture

Look and listen at these local museums shows

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 14, 2005
People tend to relegate sensory experience to specific settings -- concert venues for listening, museums for looking. But two fall exhibitions in Cincinnati probe this often-ignored concept with