Elizabeth Nourse was a Mt. Healthy-born painter who spent most of her life and career in France. Jane Durrell has a review ofRites of Passage featuring one of Nourse’s most acclaimed works, The First Communion, and the accompanying exhibition of fourteen of her other works, now on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Many people walk into a contemporary art gallery or museum believing that they are not smart enough to 'get it.' While many contemporary artists do utilize complex theories about art, there are other ways to understand art than theories.
The Corporeal Texture Conference is a graduate student-led conference that will take place on March 1st at the University of Cincinnati. The conference focuses on how viewers interact with a work of art on a sensory or bodily level. The speakers at this conference will discuss the various ways textures and surfaces play in how we view or experience art.
After seven years Aaron Betsky is leaving as Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum. He says he will explore other academic and museum opportunities. "The museum now has the programming and staff in place, and the financial stability that will allow me to openly pursue my next position."
The museum says its Board will be setting up a search committee and Betsky will help pick his successor. Betsky, an architect, came to Cincinnati in 2006 from Rotterdam, where he was the Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute.