Editor’s comments: Dec. post 2022
Dear readers It has been a most exciting year in the Cincinnati Art World: The FotoFocus Biennial engaged viewers around the region, Christina Vassallo has taken the helm as director of our Contemporary Art Center and the opening of an exciting new CAC outreach facility. The Taft Museum of Art named Rebekah Beaulieu as CEO […]
Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes, At the Pulitzer Arts Foundation
What a delight it is to come across an exhibition by such a prominent artist as Barbara Chase-Riboud (b. 1939), whose elaborate charcoal drawings and exquisitely polished or patinated bronze sculptures sit atop intricate skirts woven with fiber sculptures have strangely eluded me all these years. A Philadelphia-native who has been Paris-based since 1960, Chase-Riboud […]
Cezanne Still Life Reveals a Dramatic Portrait
Who is the gentleman who was hidden for 158 years beneath a still life of eggs and bread?
Lest We Forget: VL Cox and Stephen Mangum’s Art Uses History to Forge a Better Future
“Bending the Arc,” the current exhibit at the Annex Gallery is a must see for anyone who is genuinely interested in the social history of our country and who has at heart a just, equal and compassionate America.
Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art. Cincinnati Art Museum from November 11, 2022–February 5, 2023.
Dancing into 2023! How exciting is it that in the same period as the acclaimed artistic director of the Cincinnati Ballet, Victoria Morgan, has retired and Jodie Gates has taken the helm that we can simultaneously experience the transformative power of dance at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s extravagant Bollywood exhibit? Curator Ainslie Cameron spent four […]
Making it New: “The Land and That Which Lives on It: Contemporary Photography and the Curious Nature of Our Planet” and “Unusual Characters: Portraits and the Modern Eye”
I am a stalwart but cranky fan of FotoFocus. Since its beginnings in 2012, I have seen a fair number of the exhibitions connected to it and have written about a modest number of them as well. I have defended it against people considerably more cranky about it than I am. I have argued for […]
Clifton Cultural Arts Center Plans $10.5 Million New Building
Clifton Cultural Arts Center is constructing a $10.5 million new building which will serve Uptown neighborhoods with a wide variety of exhibitions and classes. Leslie Mooney, second executive director of the center in the organization’s history beginning in 2013, is undertaking one of her largest projects now – a brand new 18,000-square-foot building located at […]