CityBeat - The Big Picture http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-32-1-the_big_picture.html <![CDATA[Kennedy Heights Arts Center Expands - ]]>

The Kennedy Heights Arts Center, one of the best and most ambitious in the region, takes a great leap forward this weekend when it opens its new 10,500-square-foot annex in a portion of an old Kroger grocery store.

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<![CDATA[Ohio’s Strange Monument Honoring Robert E. Lee - ]]>

War-related memorials and monuments are one of the most common forms of public art, and it will probably stay that way as long as there are wars to remember. But just because we have these everywhere, we shouldn’t take their existence for granted.

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<![CDATA[A Call for New Installation Art in Old OTR Buildings - ]]>

Over-the-Rhine is alive with creative ideas to broaden and deepen the revived neighborhood’s — and the city’s — cultural offerings.

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<![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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