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Now through May 13, 2018

Storied Threads

Behringer-Crawford Museum

South

Now through May 13, 2018

Storied Threads

Behringer-Crawford Museum

South

Exhibit celebrates contributions of regional textile artists who tell stories through stitches, showcasing art of quilting as reflection of life.

Exhibit celebrates contributions of regional textile artists who tell stories through stitches, showcasing art of quilting as reflection of life.

Now through Jun 10, 2018

Tom Bacher: Per-4-ming Trans-4-ming Phos-4-s-cent Paintings

Weston Art Gallery

Downtown

Now through Jun 10, 2018

Tom Bacher: Per-4-ming Trans-4-ming Phos-4-s-cent Paintings

Weston Art Gallery

Downtown

Returning to the Weston for his second solo exhibition, Tom Bacher (Cincinnati, OH) continues his exploration of large-scale paintings depicting city, landscape, and abstract imagery through his mastery of phosphorescent pigments combined with acrylic medium. Bacher’s luminous...

Returning to the Weston for his second solo exhibition, Tom Bacher (Cincinnati, OH) continues his exploration of large-scale paintings depicting city, landscape, and abstract imagery through his mastery of phosphorescent pigments combined with acrylic medium. Bacher’s luminous...

Now through Jun 30, 2018

Telling a People's Story: African- American Children's Illustrated Literature

Miami University Art Museum

North

Now through Jun 30, 2018

Telling a People's Story: African- American Children's Illustrated Literature

Miami University Art Museum

North

First major museum exhibition devoted to art found within pages of African-American children's picture books. Exhibition emphasizes strength of illustrations as visual narrative representations of African-American experience.

First major museum exhibition devoted to art found within pages of African-American children's picture books. Exhibition emphasizes strength of illustrations as visual narrative representations of African-American experience.

Now through Apr 22, 2018

Glenn Kaino

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Now through Apr 22, 2018

Glenn Kaino

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

The chameleon-esque practice of Japanese-American artist Glenn Kaino utilizes sculpture, spectacle, video and performance to convey political restlessness and the uncanny blurring of news with fallacy.

The chameleon-esque practice of Japanese-American artist Glenn Kaino utilizes sculpture, spectacle, video and performance to convey political restlessness and the uncanny blurring of news with fallacy.

Now through Jun 24, 2018

Eternal Blooms: Chinese Painted Enamels on Copper

Taft Museum of Art

Downtown

Now through Jun 24, 2018

Eternal Blooms: Chinese Painted Enamels on Copper

Taft Museum of Art

Downtown

Celebrate springtime with a lavish array of brightly colored flowers, fruits, and insects, all found decorating small utilitarian objects such as plates, bowls, and boxes. In the 17th century, Jesuit missionaries exported the painted enamel technique, which originated in...

Celebrate springtime with a lavish array of brightly colored flowers, fruits, and insects, all found decorating small utilitarian objects such as plates, bowls, and boxes. In the 17th century, Jesuit missionaries exported the painted enamel technique, which originated in...

Now through May 27, 2018

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Taft Museum of Art

Downtown

Now through May 27, 2018

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Taft Museum of Art

Downtown

National tour incorporates more than 60 stunning examples of Tiffany's decorative arts legacy over 30 years. Exhibit continues through May 27.   Image Credits: Tiffany Studios, Covered Box, about 1905, silver, transparent enamel. Photograph by John Faier. © 2013...

National tour incorporates more than 60 stunning examples of Tiffany's decorative arts legacy over 30 years. Exhibit continues through May 27.   Image Credits: Tiffany Studios, Covered Box, about 1905, silver, transparent enamel. Photograph by John Faier. © 2013...

Now through May 20, 2018

William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance

Cincinnati Art Museum

Downtown

Now through May 20, 2018

William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance

Cincinnati Art Museum

Downtown

Contemporary South African artist William Kentridge's powerful film installation encircles viewer with 7 screens as travelers pass across animated landscape accompanied by brass band.

Contemporary South African artist William Kentridge's powerful film installation encircles viewer with 7 screens as travelers pass across animated landscape accompanied by brass band.

Now through Jul 13, 2018

Confederate Currency: The Color of Money

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Downtown

Now through Jul 13, 2018

Confederate Currency: The Color of Money

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Downtown

This exhibit investigates the importance of slavery in the economy of the South.

This exhibit investigates the importance of slavery in the economy of the South.

Now through Apr 21, 2018

Form & Atmosphere | Sarah Margaret Gibson & Lee Craigmile

Mary Ran Gallery

Uptown

Now through Apr 21, 2018

Form & Atmosphere | Sarah Margaret Gibson & Lee Craigmile

Mary Ran Gallery

Uptown

EXHIBIT RUNS: MARCH 23 - APRIL 21 OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MARCH 23 5-8 PM Join us for an exhibit of paintings by Sarah Margaret Gibson and Lee Craigmile. A Cincinnati native, Gibson uses dramatic lighting and shadow in her highly rendered still life and figurative works. She...

EXHIBIT RUNS: MARCH 23 - APRIL 21 OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MARCH 23 5-8 PM Join us for an exhibit of paintings by Sarah Margaret Gibson and Lee Craigmile. A Cincinnati native, Gibson uses dramatic lighting and shadow in her highly rendered still life and figurative works. She...

Now through Jul 13, 2018

Confederate Memory: Symbols, Controversy & Legacy

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Downtown

Now through Jul 13, 2018

Confederate Memory: Symbols, Controversy & Legacy

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Downtown

Examines historical memory and the lasting legacy of the Confederacy, addressing revisionist history and the national Confederate symbols debate.

Examines historical memory and the lasting legacy of the Confederacy, addressing revisionist history and the national Confederate symbols debate.

Now through Jun 17, 2018

Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors and 6 Scenes from Western Culture

Cincinnati Art Museum

Uptown

Now through Jun 17, 2018

Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors and 6 Scenes from Western Culture

Cincinnati Art Museum

Uptown

Internationally recognized artist known for deeply affecting works that encompass performance, sound, video, painting, and drawing.

Internationally recognized artist known for deeply affecting works that encompass performance, sound, video, painting, and drawing.

Now through Jul 22, 2018

Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death

Cincinnati Art Museum

Uptown

Now through Jul 22, 2018

Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death

Cincinnati Art Museum

Uptown

Guido Cagnacci’s Death of Cleopatra, painted in oil on a canvas over five feet wide, will be the centerpiece of this tightly focused exhibition. The painting, which normally hangs in the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, is one of Cagnacci’s most intriguing and important works....

Guido Cagnacci’s Death of Cleopatra, painted in oil on a canvas over five feet wide, will be the centerpiece of this tightly focused exhibition. The painting, which normally hangs in the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, is one of Cagnacci’s most intriguing and important works....

Apr 20, 2018 through May 20, 2018

Chris Larson

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Apr 20, 2018 through May 20, 2018

Chris Larson

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Minneapolis-based artist Chris Larson's surreal carpentry transforms ordinary buildings into sculptures, stage sets, musical instruments and performative vehicles. From scale effigies of iconic structures that he builds and subsequently razes to hallucinatory studio spaces...

Minneapolis-based artist Chris Larson's surreal carpentry transforms ordinary buildings into sculptures, stage sets, musical instruments and performative vehicles. From scale effigies of iconic structures that he builds and subsequently razes to hallucinatory studio spaces...

Apr 20, 2018 through May 20, 2018

Mark deJong

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Apr 20, 2018 through May 20, 2018

Mark deJong

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

The character of Cincinnati's architectural and artistic complexion was forever changed by the groundbreaking work of Dutch-born, Cincinnati-based artist Mark deJong (b.1966). His launch of Swing House in the late summer of 2017 welcomes adventurous renters into a...

The character of Cincinnati's architectural and artistic complexion was forever changed by the groundbreaking work of Dutch-born, Cincinnati-based artist Mark deJong (b.1966). His launch of Swing House in the late summer of 2017 welcomes adventurous renters into a...

Apr 20, 2018 through Aug 12, 2018

Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

Cincinnati Art Museum

Uptown

Apr 20, 2018 through Aug 12, 2018

Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

Cincinnati Art Museum

Uptown

Experience warriors of ancient China through 120 works of art including arms and armor, ritual bronze vessels, gold and silver pieces, jade ornaments, jewelry and ceramics.

Experience warriors of ancient China through 120 works of art including arms and armor, ritual bronze vessels, gold and silver pieces, jade ornaments, jewelry and ceramics.

Apr 20, 2018

Hamilton High School Year End Art Show

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum

North

Apr 20, 2018

Hamilton High School Year End Art Show

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum

North

Welcome to the Spring Showcase between Hamilton High School and Pyramid Hill. This exhibition represents the strength and diversity of the Hamilton High School Art Department. The artwork on display demonstrates a range of mediums which include drawing, painting, ceramics,...

Welcome to the Spring Showcase between Hamilton High School and Pyramid Hill. This exhibition represents the strength and diversity of the Hamilton High School Art Department. The artwork on display demonstrates a range of mediums which include drawing, painting, ceramics,...

Apr 21, 2018

Paint Gauguia's Tahitian Landscape

University of Cincinnati

East

Apr 21, 2018

Paint Gauguia's Tahitian Landscape

University of Cincinnati

East

Includes instruction, one gallery-wrapped stretched 11 x 14 fine art canvas, set of brushes, and full set of acrylic paints in wide spectrum of colors.

Includes instruction, one gallery-wrapped stretched 11 x 14 fine art canvas, set of brushes, and full set of acrylic paints in wide spectrum of colors.

Apr 21, 2018

"Second Glances" Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

North

Apr 21, 2018

"Second Glances" Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

North

Join us for a free opening reception for Second Glances, a unique group exhibition exploring gender expression through fashion. Second Glances invites conversation and thought about how we express and define gender, both individually and in society. More than twenty local...

Join us for a free opening reception for Second Glances, a unique group exhibition exploring gender expression through fashion. Second Glances invites conversation and thought about how we express and define gender, both individually and in society. More than twenty local...

Apr 21, 2018

Block Party

Taft Museum of Art

Downtown

Apr 21, 2018

Block Party

Taft Museum of Art

Downtown

Full access to museum, music, crafts, games. Food and themed beverages for purchase. Part of ArtsWave event series.

Full access to museum, music, crafts, games. Food and themed beverages for purchase. Part of ArtsWave event series.

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