CityBeat - The Big Picture http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-32-1-the_big_picture.html <![CDATA[Celebrating Portsmouth Sinfonia and Other Fluxus-Inspired Acts - ]]>

Two veterans of Cincinnati’s co-op gallery scene, now students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will present their strange and fascinating new project, Thing-stead artist-books, Saturday night at Camp Washington’s Wave Pool gallery. 

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<![CDATA[A Show-Stopping New Photo at the Cincinnati Art Museum - ]]>

Normally, the acquisition of a new photograph by the Cincinnati Art Museum wouldn’t be that impactful. But Ryan McGinley’s “Petra (Pieces)” is different.

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<![CDATA[CAC Announces a New Season of Adventurous Performances - ]]>

You couldn’t ask for a more creatively adventurous, inclusive and progressive performing arts schedule than what the Contemporary Arts Center has planned for its 2015-2016 season.

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<![CDATA[Why the Public Library Once Collected Snails - ]]>

The idea for this column started, innocently enough, with a short article in the current issue of LibraryLinks, the newsletter of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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<![CDATA[Camp Washington's Art Is Growing From Its Soil - ]]> When you think of ways to view Cincinnati’s Camp Washington neighborhood, you probably wouldn’t consider looking at it using the lens of soil as a starting point.

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<![CDATA[Upcoming Price Hill Thrill to Tour Area's Art Studios - ]]> To quote from one of the classic songs released by Cincinnati’s King Records, “There’s a thrill up on the hill — let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.”]]> <![CDATA[How to Collect Art in a 'Share' Economy - ]]> The role of art collecting in the emerging (and possibly illusory) “sharing economy” has yet to be set, but the local experiments with community ownership/financing of artworks keep growing.]]> <![CDATA[Warhol's Baseball Art Is a Hit at CAM - ]]> Turns out Pete Rose wasn’t the only baseball player that artist Andy Warhol ever depicted. He wasn’t even the only Red. Tom Seaver came first — but accidentally.]]> <![CDATA[New Art Movie Predicts Moon Tourism's Future - ]]> It’s not unusual for visual artists to choose film/video as a medium — Ragnar Kjartansson’s A Lot of Sorrow recently showed here and several videos were part of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Eyes on the Street exhibit.]]> <![CDATA[‘A Lot of Sorrow’ Is Headed CAC’s Way - ]]>

As Steven Matijcio, curator of the Contemporary Arts Center, puts it about the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, “Boy, he’s really taking Ohio venue by venue these days!”

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<![CDATA[New Show at DAAP Captures ‘Liquid Light’ - ]]>

Marioni is a purist — a painter’s painter whose quest to make art isn’t about being decorative or interpretive, but rather is a search for light — Liquid Light, as his show is called.

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<![CDATA[Performance Art Comes to a Cincinnati Grocery - ]]>

Heine Avdal is making a short trip from Belgium to Cincinnati on Feb. 21 and 22 just to visit the Whole Foods Market in Rookwood Commons.

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<![CDATA[Photographer William Messer Observes Two Decades of Giverny - ]]>

Were Claude Monet to look at the black-and-white photographs that William Messer took of Giverny over a 20-year period — photographs featured in the Over Time exhibit at The Carnegie through Feb. 7 — he would say, “You missed the point!”

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<![CDATA[Robert Stearns’ Lasting Impact on the CAC and Cincinnati Arts - ]]>

Maybe because Robert Stearns’ leadership of the Contemporary Arts Center was relatively short and long ago, his death in early December from cancer didn’t attract much notice here.

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<![CDATA[FotoFocus Biennial Already Planning Ways to Ring in 2016 - ]]>

FotoFocus seems to be establishing itself on the city’s arts calendar.

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<![CDATA[The Future of Contemporary at Cincinnati Art Museum - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Do We Need a Museum of Art Museum History? - ]]>

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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<![CDATA[It’s Trust vs. Wariness on Our Urban Streets - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Finding Humor in Retro Culture - ]]>

As Mid-Century Modern becomes desired, preserved and collected, many cities — Cincinnati included — have started Modernism tradeshows where period design objects are sold and advice is given on home restorations.

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<![CDATA[Rediscovering Lost Photos From a Long-Ago West End - ]]>

Under the sponsorship of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio (now the Cincinnati Historical Society), George S. Rosenthal took roughly 3,600 photographs of West End places

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