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Now through Jan 06, 2019

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Now through Jan 06, 2019

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

GUITAR is a full immersive exhibition that explores the instrument’s evolution and history, the science of creating sound with wood and steel and the cultural impact on cultures over the past 5,000 years.

GUITAR is a full immersive exhibition that explores the instrument’s evolution and history, the science of creating sound with wood and steel and the cultural impact on cultures over the past 5,000 years.

Now through Mar 01, 2019

Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Mar 01, 2019

Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The exhibit commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photographs by Willman as he revisited many of the locations that played an important role in South Africa’s route to racial equality and Mandela’s personal fight for...

The exhibit commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photographs by Willman as he revisited many of the locations that played an important role in South Africa’s route to racial equality and Mandela’s personal fight for...

Now through Jan 25, 2019

Synthetica

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 25, 2019

Synthetica

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Artists are often at the leading edge of innovation and experimentation with new materials that spur creative development. Synthetica is a group exhibition of artists working with chemically engineered materials in unconventional ways. Working on two-dimensional surfaces with...

Artists are often at the leading edge of innovation and experimentation with new materials that spur creative development. Synthetica is a group exhibition of artists working with chemically engineered materials in unconventional ways. Working on two-dimensional surfaces with...

Now through Jan 27, 2019

Alex Hibbitt: Rhizome

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 27, 2019

Alex Hibbitt: Rhizome

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Alex Hibbitt constructs complex modular and suspended sculptures of cast porcelain intersected with cut felt shapes that explore ideas of complexity, connectivity, and the relationships between two- and three-dimensional forms.

Alex Hibbitt constructs complex modular and suspended sculptures of cast porcelain intersected with cut felt shapes that explore ideas of complexity, connectivity, and the relationships between two- and three-dimensional forms.

Now through Jan 06, 2019

The Fabric of India

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Jan 06, 2019

The Fabric of India

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

This exhibition is the first to fully explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India. The exhibition showcases the finest examples from the V&A’s world-renowned collection together with masterpieces from international partners, leading...

This exhibition is the first to fully explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India. The exhibition showcases the finest examples from the V&A’s world-renowned collection together with masterpieces from international partners, leading...

Now through Dec 30, 2018

Life: Gillian Wearing

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Dec 30, 2018

Life: Gillian Wearing

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Wearing, who won the Turner Prize in 1997 and was appointed O.B.E. in 2011 for services to art, is best known for documenting strangers’ thoughts and confessions through film and photography, as well as re-presenting herself as other artists or family members through the use...

Wearing, who won the Turner Prize in 1997 and was appointed O.B.E. in 2011 for services to art, is best known for documenting strangers’ thoughts and confessions through film and photography, as well as re-presenting herself as other artists or family members through the use...

Now through Jan 27, 2019

Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Jan 27, 2019

Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Explores the prominence and pervasiveness of calligraphy in the arts of the Islamic world. Through the display of individual folios and complete manuscripts that date from the ninth through the twentieth century, the exhibition emphasizes the craftsmanship and skill evident in...

Explores the prominence and pervasiveness of calligraphy in the arts of the Islamic world. Through the display of individual folios and complete manuscripts that date from the ninth through the twentieth century, the exhibition emphasizes the craftsmanship and skill evident in...

Now through Dec 30, 2018

Mark Fox: Nutzilla

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Dec 30, 2018

Mark Fox: Nutzilla

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

This short, light-hearted ‘disaster’ film is part of a series created by Cincinnati-born, now New York-based, artist Mark Fox. In Untitled (nutzilla) a colossal rendition of Mr. Peanut, the Planters company mascot, destroys the museum and some of its collection. First...

This short, light-hearted ‘disaster’ film is part of a series created by Cincinnati-born, now New York-based, artist Mark Fox. In Untitled (nutzilla) a colossal rendition of Mr. Peanut, the Planters company mascot, destroys the museum and some of its collection. First...

Now through Dec 18, 2018

Life Drawing Group Sessions

Oxford Community Arts Center
10 S. College Ave., Oxford, OH 45056

North

Now through Dec 18, 2018

Life Drawing Group Sessions

Oxford Community Arts Center
10 S. College Ave., Oxford, OH 45056

North

Includes 2-hour drawing session with live model followed by optional sharing and feedback time. Music, coffee, light refreshment, BYOB. No reservations required.

Includes 2-hour drawing session with live model followed by optional sharing and feedback time. Music, coffee, light refreshment, BYOB. No reservations required.

Now through Jan 13, 2019

Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff: No Two Alike

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 13, 2019

Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff: No Two Alike

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The exhibition, held at the Warren Gallery in London, celebrated the launch of their two books Art Forms in Nature and Beyond This Point. A surprising pair, Blossfeldt and Bruguière intrigued critics as being “quite different from the usual run of photographic shows.” No...

The exhibition, held at the Warren Gallery in London, celebrated the launch of their two books Art Forms in Nature and Beyond This Point. A surprising pair, Blossfeldt and Bruguière intrigued critics as being “quite different from the usual run of photographic shows.” No...

Now through Feb 10, 2019

Akram Zaatari: The Fold- Space, time and image

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Feb 10, 2019

Akram Zaatari: The Fold- Space, time and image

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Acclaimed Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari combines the roles of image-maker, archivist, curator, filmmaker and critical theorist to explore the role photography plays in both instituting and fabricating identity. For this exhibition he positions the seemingly simple fold as a...

Acclaimed Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari combines the roles of image-maker, archivist, curator, filmmaker and critical theorist to explore the role photography plays in both instituting and fabricating identity. For this exhibition he positions the seemingly simple fold as a...

Now through Jan 20, 2019

Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugene Atget and Berenice Abbott

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 20, 2019

Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugene Atget and Berenice Abbott

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

In Paris in the 1920s, the young American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) encountered the elderly French photographer Eugène Atget (1857–1927). Their contact would have profound and lasting effects on the careers and legacies of both artists. Through a sequence of...

In Paris in the 1920s, the young American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) encountered the elderly French photographer Eugène Atget (1857–1927). Their contact would have profound and lasting effects on the careers and legacies of both artists. Through a sequence of...

Now through Jan 06, 2019

Antique Christmas

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 06, 2019

Antique Christmas

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Celebrate the holidays at the Taft’s annual display of antique ornaments, toys, and decorations. Each year the Taft Museum of Art has totally new offerings of vintage Christmas treasures, thanks to generous collectors from Cincinnati and beyond. This year’s exhibition...

Celebrate the holidays at the Taft’s annual display of antique ornaments, toys, and decorations. Each year the Taft Museum of Art has totally new offerings of vintage Christmas treasures, thanks to generous collectors from Cincinnati and beyond. This year’s exhibition...

Dec 19, 2018

Jingle Bell Rocks Screening

Northside Yacht Club
4227 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223

West

Dec 19, 2018

Jingle Bell Rocks Screening

Northside Yacht Club
4227 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223

West

The Cincinnati Film Society is partnering with Northside Yacht Club for a limited screening of the documentary Jingle Bell Rocks!. Jingle Bell Rocks delves into the origin stories of an eclectic collection of original, offbeat & astonishing Christmas songs. Come follow the...

The Cincinnati Film Society is partnering with Northside Yacht Club for a limited screening of the documentary Jingle Bell Rocks!. Jingle Bell Rocks delves into the origin stories of an eclectic collection of original, offbeat & astonishing Christmas songs. Come follow the...

Now through Dec 20, 2018

Bogart's Movie Night

Bogart's
, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Now through Dec 20, 2018

Bogart's Movie Night

Bogart's
, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Enjoy movies at this concert venue.

Enjoy movies at this concert venue.

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