Cincinnati Art Museum

The latest production from the creative minds at Madcap Puppets is Under the Bonsai, and it will be presented March 21 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and March 28 & 29 at the Cincinnati Art Museum. John Lewandowski, artistic & executive director, is with Lee Hay to talk about this production and Madcap’s new home in Westwood.

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A new exhibit opens Saturday at the Cincinnati Art Museum, celebrating a man who's been called "one of the most visionary American fashion designers of the 20th century." Though you may not know his name, you've seen his influence play out in the clothing world.

The Cincinnati Art Museum spotlights the art of fashion in the new exhibit The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton, opening February 28. The museum’s chief curator, Cynthia Amneus, previews the exhibit with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer.

Cameron Kitchin, the new director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, joins our Jane Durrell to discuss his vision for the museum, some of the events happening there this holiday season, and what visitors can look forward to in 2015.

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The Cincinnati Art Museum has a new Director.  Cameron Kitchin will start October 1. 

In a release, the Art Museum reports its board of directors unanimously chose Kitchin for the position.  He comes from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee where he served as director. 

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s exhibit Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940 celebrates the history in the production and trade of luxury silver wares. Jane Durrell has a review of this exhibit, which runs through September 7.

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If you've ever visited the Cincinnati Art Museum and noticed you didn't have to pay admission, you have Lois and Richard Rosenthal to thank.

Lois Rosenthal died peacefully Sunday at the age of 75, according to an obituary in the New York Times.

Frank Johnson has a reminder about the upcoming MamLuft & Co. Dance performance of The Tragedy of Time, their contribution to the Cincinnati Remembers WWI effort.

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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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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.

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