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The Photographic Cool of J.P. Ball

Poignant exhibit reveals the beauty of his 19th-century portraits

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 15, 2010
J.P. Ball photograph exhibition tucked away in the Ruthven Gallery at the Cincinnati Museum Center isn't grabbing space on the huge banners in the center's rotunda. But the wonderful exhibition is very ambitious and warrants more attention. On display through Oct. 24.  

Tavis Smiley's Prints on the African-American Imprint

Traveling historical/cultural exhibition at Museum Center has strong Queen City roots

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 23, 2010
A single iconic quote from scholar W.E.B. DuBois inspired Tavis Smiley to begin a monumental quest to present the most comprehensive examination of "the African American imprint" on American society. When DuBois asked, "Would America have been America without her Negro people?" the question wasn't quite so simple. Smiley's resulting exhibition is on view through Jan. 2.   

Riding the Rail to ... Redemption?

Local filmmakers explore Cincinnati's underground urban legend

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 8, 2010
"Did you know that Cincinnati has an abandoned subway system?" That question kickstarts 'Cincinnati's Abandoned Subway,' a documentary film about the city's past and present problems with embracing quality mass transit. The film gets its world premiere June 9 at, appropriately, Union Terminal.  

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharoahs (Review)

Omnimax documentary investigates the process of mummification

0 Comments · Friday, October 9, 2009
The larger-than-life Omnimax format attempts to translate the mummification process (and the human biological elements) into an awe-inspiring feature capable of matching the Cincinnati Museum Center's interactive exhibition 'Lost Egypt' with its replication of a field site and laboratory along with various mummies and smaller-scale video interviews. Grade: B-.  

Race Is Only Skin Deep

Groundbreaking 'RACE' exhibition offers more questions than answers

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 4, 2009
"One of the most interesting things I find about conversations about race is, if you listen, people are usually starting the conversation from two different places," says Tonya Matthews, the Cincinnati Museum Center's vice president of museums. "As in, they have a different base of information or they have different experiences, but what's funny is that people don't know they’re having the conversation from two different places. I want everyone to come away with some new information that will get us all on the same plane where we can have a conversation."  

Party on Inauguration Day

Your guide to daytime and evening fun on Jan. 20

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2009
It's time to celebrate! Get in on the Obamaction by attending any of the myriad parties going on around the Queen City on Inauguration Day. Start the festivities off right with a viewing party and carry the patriotic fun on into the night by stopping by some local bars.  

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