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While the Cincinnati Art Museum is closed, a sniper fires 19 rounds into a bronze cube. Video and still cameras record the bullets as they make their way from the sniper’s rifle in the museum’s front lobby, travel past more traditional works of art, and pierce the metal cube, mounted in the Great Hall. “Crown,” the work of conceptual artist Todd Pavlisko, now on display at the museum, has generated discussion and some controversy.  Matt Distel, Art Museum adjunct curator of contemporary art, joins us to discuss “Crown” and its place in the world of art.

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The Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty exhibit is now on display at the Taft Museum of Art. The exhibit illustrates the culture of the Qing dynasty and the final days of empire in China through more than 100 rarely seen items, including imperial silk robes, hats, fans, sleeve bands, rank badges, jewelry, shoes, and wall hangings. Lisa Morrisette, Taft Museum manager of School and Docent Programs, gives us an idea of some of the many beautiful pieces on display. 

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I'm really quite jealous of Margy Waller's job title which is Serendipity Director at Art on the Streets. Waller is a long-time arts advocate for Cincinnati, and though the idea of 'directing serendipity' seems like an oxymoron, she handles the task quite skillfully.

Art on the Streets brings together visual artists as well as dancers, street musicians and other like-minded creative people to produce magnificent, spontaneous bursts of creativity and engagement in the city.

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A new installation at the Cincinnati Art Museum juxtaposes traditional and contemporary art in an unusual way.

Oxford, Ohio native and Miami University alum Todd Pavlisko says the goal of Crown is to make people view and experience the museum's masterpieces differently. He collaborated with a sharpshooter to fire bullets through the Schmidlapp Gallery into a brass cube. The bullet's journey was captured using high-speed cameras and edited into an audiovisual experience.

Local artists Hilary Nauman and Michael Boyd began exhibiting their work in pop-up shops, outdoor markets and at The City Flea.  The free-form spontaneity of this kind of exhibition has carried over and has led them to open Shrewdness of Apes - an art gallery that is different from what you might be used to.

SoA, located on 7th Street in downtown Covington, focuses on contemporary and emerging artists and exhibits that are not only unusual, but invite entries from anyone with an interest in creating something unique, special and out of the ordinary.

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