Weary, but Awake: Black and Brown Faces at the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati-based Paloozanoire organization dedicates itself to creative collaborations and community health, linking the arts to the pursuit of mental wellness. In 2020, when the ravages of a pandemic combined with the shockwaves of racist violence, the need to support psychological and social wellbeing could hardly be plainer. Paloozanoire’s Black and Brown Faces at the […]

Issues of the Day: How They Relate to Art

Emerging Arts Leaders had a creative and Facebook conversation about The Catalyst of Black Art on October 28.  Participants included Emmitt Rider, education and community engagement coordinator, Cincinnati Arts Association, panelists Asha White, Latausha Cox, Brandon Hawkins, Adoria Maxberry, Cedric Michael Cox and Vinay Duncan.  They talked about their experience in creating the Black Lives […]

Allora & Calzadilla’s “Specters of Noon” at The Menil Collection, Houston

Like the skies’ lightning, a flash of energy has come … to infuse its magic into history’s wavering course. …Then the gates of the possible swung wide. – Georges Bataille Two lightning strikes bracket Allora & Calzadilla’s exhibition at The Menil Collection in Houston. The first is a pine tree which the artists have presented […]

Archie Rand: 60 Paintings from the Bible

“Whenever you are doing a painting or a series, you have to leave something electric in the picture, something horrifying on a personal level.”  casual quote by Rand from the Journal of Delacroix A must-see exhibition held over at the Skirball Museum is Archie Rand’s: “60 Paintings from the Bible”. Rand, currently a professor at […]

Mindful Comparisons: Jennifer Grote at Indian Hill Gallery

Jennifer Grote’s work on display at Indian Hill Gallery is an exhibit for our time, for the very moment in which we are living.  A large number of the works were completed in 2020.  The title of one even references social distancing.  But this show is not about the terrors of the virus or the […]

The Queen and The Crown

“Let’s meet digitally” … the phrase many  hear most often these days. In addition to work meetings and social gatherings being moved to virtual formats, so have many fashion exhibits from major museums around the world. Exhibits about Christian Dior and his life’s work (from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs), Elsa Schiaparelli and her foray […]