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Now through Oct 27, 2019

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum All My Seven Faces

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

Downtown

Now through Oct 27, 2019

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum All My Seven Faces

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

Downtown

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum explores the notion of nomadism via alter egos. The works of this Botswana-born, Toronto-based artist reflect the idiosyncrasies of her upbringing across three continents, while discussing broader notions of time and place. Shifting transnational...

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum explores the notion of nomadism via alter egos. The works of this Botswana-born, Toronto-based artist reflect the idiosyncrasies of her upbringing across three continents, while discussing broader notions of time and place. Shifting transnational...

Now through Sep 15, 2019

Bubi Canal: Into the Gloaming

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

Downtown

Now through Sep 15, 2019

Bubi Canal: Into the Gloaming

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

Downtown

Into the Gloaming is a new photographic series by interdisciplinary artist, Bubi Canal (b. 1980, Spain), opening at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 12, 2019, organized by independent curator and writer, Maria Seda-Reeder. Showing in the Lower Level Lobby...

Into the Gloaming is a new photographic series by interdisciplinary artist, Bubi Canal (b. 1980, Spain), opening at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 12, 2019, organized by independent curator and writer, Maria Seda-Reeder. Showing in the Lower Level Lobby...

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Creatures: When Species Meet

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

Downtown

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Creatures: When Species Meet

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

Downtown

Western civilization has long looked at the many living creatures outside of humankind as the subjects of dominion; as entities less than equals who serve a purpose rather than as peers. In this historically, almost exclusively one-sided arena, we have regarded the animal and...

Western civilization has long looked at the many living creatures outside of humankind as the subjects of dominion; as entities less than equals who serve a purpose rather than as peers. In this historically, almost exclusively one-sided arena, we have regarded the animal and...

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

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

Downtown

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

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

Downtown

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs unveils the mysteries and explores the realities of daily life in ancient Egypt. This extraordinary exhibition looks beyond popular culture’s fantastical portrayals to examine the lives of commoners and god-kings and queens alike. More than 350...

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs unveils the mysteries and explores the realities of daily life in ancient Egypt. This extraordinary exhibition looks beyond popular culture’s fantastical portrayals to examine the lives of commoners and god-kings and queens alike. More than 350...

Jul 27, 2019 through Oct 13, 2019

Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, OH 45246

North

Jul 27, 2019 through Oct 13, 2019

Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, OH 45246

North

Find unique beads at great prices and exhibitors offering helpful advice. See quality and value of beads and gemstones before you buy.

Find unique beads at great prices and exhibitors offering helpful advice. See quality and value of beads and gemstones before you buy.

Now through Sep 29, 2019

Until We Meet Again: Cincinnati Portraits from World War I

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

Downtown

Now through Sep 29, 2019

Until We Meet Again: Cincinnati Portraits from World War I

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

Downtown

In December 1918, just a month after World War I’s end, the US and Allied Governments War Exposition at Music Hall celebrated the Allied Victory and the Cincinnatians who served. The Expo featured more than 6,000 photographs of area servicemen and women, loaned by local...

In December 1918, just a month after World War I’s end, the US and Allied Governments War Exposition at Music Hall celebrated the Allied Victory and the Cincinnatians who served. The Expo featured more than 6,000 photographs of area servicemen and women, loaned by local...

Now through Nov 09, 2019

World War I at Home and Abroad

Harmon Museum
105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Now through Nov 09, 2019

World War I at Home and Abroad

Harmon Museum
105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

As the 100th anniversary of World War I comes to an end, Harmon Museum has mounted an exhibit honoring America’s involvement in the war. World War I at Home and Abroad tells not only the soldiers’ stories but also the war effort at home. The exhibit runs through November 11,...

As the 100th anniversary of World War I comes to an end, Harmon Museum has mounted an exhibit honoring America’s involvement in the war. World War I at Home and Abroad tells not only the soldiers’ stories but also the war effort at home. The exhibit runs through November 11,...

Now through Aug 25, 2019

Andrew Leicester: Cincinnati Gateway Revisited

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Now through Aug 25, 2019

Andrew Leicester: Cincinnati Gateway Revisited

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Cincinnati Gateway sculpture created as the entry to Cincinnati’s Bicentennial Commons in 1988, award-winning artist and sculptor Andrew Leicester (Minneapolis, MN) returns to create a new work that revisits the once controversial public...

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Cincinnati Gateway sculpture created as the entry to Cincinnati’s Bicentennial Commons in 1988, award-winning artist and sculptor Andrew Leicester (Minneapolis, MN) returns to create a new work that revisits the once controversial public...

Now through Jul 31, 2019

Christmas in July

EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Now through Jul 31, 2019

Christmas in July

EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Think some Christmas cheer might help get you through the summer heat? Cool off at the Junction with a visit to the North Pole to get your mid-year check up with Santa. The Journey to the North Pole themed walk-through experience features a snowy winter...

Think some Christmas cheer might help get you through the summer heat? Cool off at the Junction with a visit to the North Pole to get your mid-year check up with Santa. The Journey to the North Pole themed walk-through experience features a snowy winter...

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Magic & Melodrama: Cincinnati Posters from the Gilded Age

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

Downtown

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Magic & Melodrama: Cincinnati Posters from the Gilded Age

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

Downtown

At the turn of the 20th century, traveling actors, illusionists, and theatrical producers promoted live performances with brilliantly colored printed outdoor advertisements. These pictured magic tricks, fantastic battles, heartbreaking scenes, and grand dance numbers, among many...

At the turn of the 20th century, traveling actors, illusionists, and theatrical producers promoted live performances with brilliantly colored printed outdoor advertisements. These pictured magic tricks, fantastic battles, heartbreaking scenes, and grand dance numbers, among many...

Now through Sep 14, 2019

L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters

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

Downtown

Now through Sep 14, 2019

L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters

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

Downtown

Meant to stop people in their tracks with bold colors and seductive imagery, French advertising posters of the turn of the 20th century ultimately became highly collectible works of art. L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters presents the work of five innovative...

Meant to stop people in their tracks with bold colors and seductive imagery, French advertising posters of the turn of the 20th century ultimately became highly collectible works of art. L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters presents the work of five innovative...

Now through Sep 15, 2019

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

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

Uptown

Now through Sep 15, 2019

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

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

Uptown

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style celebrates the enduring influence of the kimono on fashion. Inspired by materials, forms and decorative motifs since the opening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, western fashion designers, alongside other artists, have produced...

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style celebrates the enduring influence of the kimono on fashion. Inspired by materials, forms and decorative motifs since the opening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, western fashion designers, alongside other artists, have produced...

Now through Sep 01, 2019

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

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

Uptown

Now through Sep 01, 2019

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

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

Uptown

Burning Man attracts more than 70,000 active participants from all over the globe who gather in the desert outside Reno, Nevada. This thriving temporary metropolis is a hotbed of artistic expression and innovation through its shared principles. Both a cultural movement and an...

Burning Man attracts more than 70,000 active participants from all over the globe who gather in the desert outside Reno, Nevada. This thriving temporary metropolis is a hotbed of artistic expression and innovation through its shared principles. Both a cultural movement and an...

Jul 27, 2019

InstaGLAM

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
21 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jul 27, 2019

InstaGLAM

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
21 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Enjoy a fireside chat with celebrity makeup artist Malika James at the Overlook Room. 

Enjoy a fireside chat with celebrity makeup artist Malika James at the Overlook Room. 

Jul 27, 2019

Paint with Your Pup

Otto Armleder Memorial Park & Recreation Complex
5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Jul 27, 2019

Paint with Your Pup

Otto Armleder Memorial Park & Recreation Complex
5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Join us at the dog park for this wagging good time! Create a fun painting to take home and learn about some of Ohio’s wild canines. 

Join us at the dog park for this wagging good time! Create a fun painting to take home and learn about some of Ohio’s wild canines. 

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs follows researchers as they piece together the archeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. In addition to increasing our understanding of the culture, religion, medicine and daily life thousands of years ago, scientists today are...

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs follows researchers as they piece together the archeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. In addition to increasing our understanding of the culture, religion, medicine and daily life thousands of years ago, scientists today are...

Jul 27, 2019

Screen Printing Workshop

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

Downtown

Jul 27, 2019

Screen Printing Workshop

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

Downtown

Join graphic artist James Billiter for an afternoon of screen printing! Participants will mix and match pre-made designs to create their own unique screen-printed poster inspired by the exhibit L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters.

Join graphic artist James Billiter for an afternoon of screen printing! Participants will mix and match pre-made designs to create their own unique screen-printed poster inspired by the exhibit L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters.

Now through Oct 11, 2019

Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Now through Oct 11, 2019

Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

In association with BBC Earth, and filmed exclusively for OMNIMAX screens, discover a land preserved in time, yet continually poised on the cusp of dramatic change. Dive into the culture of the largest island in the Caribbean, a vibrant mix of meticulously maintained colonial...

In association with BBC Earth, and filmed exclusively for OMNIMAX screens, discover a land preserved in time, yet continually poised on the cusp of dramatic change. Dive into the culture of the largest island in the Caribbean, a vibrant mix of meticulously maintained colonial...

Now through Oct 27, 2019

Saya Woolfalk A Cabinet of Anticipation

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

Downtown

Now through Oct 27, 2019

Saya Woolfalk A Cabinet of Anticipation

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

Downtown

Born in Gifu City, Japan to a mixed race family marrying Asian and African American heritage, Saya Woolfalk lives, works, and performs the provocative concept of cultural hybridity. Her trans-national background informs colorful, multi-disciplinary work which explores the future...

Born in Gifu City, Japan to a mixed race family marrying Asian and African American heritage, Saya Woolfalk lives, works, and performs the provocative concept of cultural hybridity. Her trans-national background informs colorful, multi-disciplinary work which explores the future...

Now through Nov 01, 2019

Elevate- Cincinnati

21c Museum Hotel
609 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Nov 01, 2019

Elevate- Cincinnati

21c Museum Hotel
609 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Elevate at 21c presents temporary exhibitions of works by artists living and working in the communities surrounding each 21c Museum Hotel property. Elevate provides hotel guests with unique access to the work of notable regional artists, while featuring their work in the context...

Elevate at 21c presents temporary exhibitions of works by artists living and working in the communities surrounding each 21c Museum Hotel property. Elevate provides hotel guests with unique access to the work of notable regional artists, while featuring their work in the context...

Now through Aug 31, 2019

Material Witness

The Summit, A Dolce Hotel
5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227

East

Now through Aug 31, 2019

Material Witness

The Summit, A Dolce Hotel
5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227

East

Material Witness features the collaborative and solo work of Cincinnati, Ohio-based artist Matt Lynch and Columbus, Ohio-based artist Curtis Goldstein. Both as collaborators and solo artists, Lynch and Goldstein mix the boundaries between the sacred and the everyday, function...

Material Witness features the collaborative and solo work of Cincinnati, Ohio-based artist Matt Lynch and Columbus, Ohio-based artist Curtis Goldstein. Both as collaborators and solo artists, Lynch and Goldstein mix the boundaries between the sacred and the everyday, function...

Now through Aug 23, 2019

Joan Tanner: Flaw

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

Downtown

Now through Aug 23, 2019

Joan Tanner: Flaw

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

Downtown

Californian artist Joan Tanner’s oeuvre has evolved from her origins as a painter to the large sculptures and installations that now preoccupy her. Throughout her prolific, 60 year career Tanner has been absorbed with ideas of history, disruption, and inconsistency in her...

Californian artist Joan Tanner’s oeuvre has evolved from her origins as a painter to the large sculptures and installations that now preoccupy her. Throughout her prolific, 60 year career Tanner has been absorbed with ideas of history, disruption, and inconsistency in her...

Jul 28, 2019 through Sep 08, 2019

Family Art Adventures: L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters

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

Downtown

Jul 28, 2019 through Sep 08, 2019

Family Art Adventures: L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters

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

Downtown

Explore the galleries and make memories at the Taft through this fun and interactive experience. Families will be led on an exciting adventure through the exhibition using games and other hands-on activities. Space is limited! Registration is recommended. Ideal for ages 8 and...

Explore the galleries and make memories at the Taft through this fun and interactive experience. Families will be led on an exciting adventure through the exhibition using games and other hands-on activities. Space is limited! Registration is recommended. Ideal for ages 8 and...

Jul 28, 2019 through Aug 10, 2019

Artist Eye Tour

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

Downtown

Jul 28, 2019 through Aug 10, 2019

Artist Eye Tour

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

Downtown

See our special exhibition through the eyes of an artist! Join local artists James Billiter and Erin Barker for a tour of L’Affichomania that highlights what, from their perspectives, makes this exhibition extraordinary. 

See our special exhibition through the eyes of an artist! Join local artists James Billiter and Erin Barker for a tour of L’Affichomania that highlights what, from their perspectives, makes this exhibition extraordinary. 

Now through Aug 28, 2019

The Legacy of the Art Academy of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Art Galleries
225 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Aug 28, 2019

The Legacy of the Art Academy of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Art Galleries
225 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Art Academy of Cincinnati has been a dynamic force in cultivating a wealth of artists here in the Queen City and beyond. Artists included in this exhibition include the following: Tom Bacher, Terry Boyle, Paul Chidlaw, Jim Dine, Frank Duveneck, Kim Flora, Tim Folzenlogen,...

The Art Academy of Cincinnati has been a dynamic force in cultivating a wealth of artists here in the Queen City and beyond. Artists included in this exhibition include the following: Tom Bacher, Terry Boyle, Paul Chidlaw, Jim Dine, Frank Duveneck, Kim Flora, Tim Folzenlogen,...

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