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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.

New exhibit of jewelry created by Art Smith

Mar 14, 2014

Jane Durrell has a review of the current Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition, From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith.

Elizabeth Nourse was a Mt. Healthy-born painter who spent most of her life and career in France. Jane Durrell has a review of Rites 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.

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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.

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Our Jane Durrell has a review of Eternal Summer: The Art of Edward Henry Potthast, the current exhibition of the Cincinnati native’s paintings at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

On display: Crosley Motors' 1951 Super Sport

Jul 19, 2013

Our David Delegator shares his thoughts about the Crosley Motors’ 1951 Super Sport, the current featured automobile on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Eden Park.

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You've probably heard about Google's street view mapping, maybe you've even seen the cars driving around with giant, funny-looking rooftop cameras. Google is now taking that technology indoors here in Cincinnati.

Toulouse-Latrec Exhibit

Dec 7, 2012

The Cincinnati Art Museum is currently featuring the color lithographs and posters of Henri Toulouse-Latrec, a man destined to live in the aristocracy until an accident forced him to become part of the working class, so he used his artistic skills and lived a bohemian lifestyle, scandalous for a man with such heritage. Jane Durrell learns more about this man, his life, and this exhibition from the Art Museum’s Kristin Spangenberg.


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Something very unusual will happen at the Cincinnati Art Museum Monday. A sharpshooter will fire his gun past expensive and rare displays. What does the artist have to say about it and why is the museum allowing it?

Native Cincinnatian Todd Pavlisko turned New York artist is returning to do something he's never done before; using a sharpshooter to fire a bullet 90 yards into a brass cube, while he's taking pictures and recording video.

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