Sansalone's "Dpmt7: Un Teatro Del Nuovo" on display for a few more days...

Sansalone's "Dpmt7: Un Teatro Del Nuovo" on display for a few more days...

DPMT7 is a Cincinnati-based architecture/design collective led by Vincent Sansalone of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning along with Ryan Ball, Kory Beighle, Sean Cottengim, Nicholas Germann, Whitney Hamaker, and Joseph Kinzelman. In their first major gallery exhibition, DPMT7 will transform both levels of the Weston Art Gallery in an architectural intervention that reimagines the urban landscape. What is the role of Architecture (“A” for emphasis) in a world of entropy? In this world, architecture is neither the physical object of stone upon stone, nor the spatial voids formed by the stone upon stone; it is the armature of the in-between and the framework of a yet unanswered question of history. Un Teatro del Nuovo attempts such a reduction by utilizing the simplest of architectural tools: the line, manifested in one of the most banal architectural systems: the frame. The simplicity of the line moves through the city, reinforcing the degradation of the existing without masking it. History is placed on display through a reactive frame reinvigorating the layers of the urban landscape.

Ugo Rondinone's "let's start this day again" will close soon...don't miss out!

Ugo Rondinone's "let's start this day again" will close soon...don't miss out!

This exhibition will celebrate a new iteration of the Swiss-born, NY-based artist Ugo Rondinone’s color spectrum series that congregates his art, the gallery architecture and every visitor to the space as collaborators in an all-encompassing experience.

"Thread Lines" closing soon!

"Thread Lines" closing soon!

This group exhibition features sixteen artists who engage in sewing, knitting, and weaving to create a wide-range of works that activate the expressive and conceptual potential of line and illuminate affinities between the mediums of textile and drawing. Multi-generational in scope, Thread Lines brings together those pioneers who—challenging entrenched modernist hierarchies—first unraveled the distinction between textile and art with a new wave of contemporary practitioners who have inherited and expanded upon their groundbreaking gestures. 

If you haven't yet, catch the final days of "Dogs, Faithful and True"

If you haven't yet, catch the final days of "Dogs, Faithful and True"

Dogs: Faithful and True explores the enduring presence and contributions of dogs as companions, workers and heroes in Native American and Western cultures. In addition to art, photographs, artifacts and interactive experiences, there will be dog-related programming at various points during the exhibit. You'll be able to adopt a dog from the Indy Humane's Pet Adoption Wagon, participate in fun art workshops, hear a talk from the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine on the history of dogs in art and dog breeds, learn about related community groups and much, much more. Dogs: Faithful and True promises to be a heart-warming and insightful look at our canine friends. 

Get in Before it Goes! "Audubon, Drawn to Nature"

Get in Before it Goes! "Audubon, Drawn to Nature"

Soar to the IMA to experience Audubon: Drawn to Nature, an exhibition featuring the lifelike drawings of John James Audubon. From stern owls to playful parakeets these beautiful drawings feature birds of North America carefully studied and documented by Audubon, a leader in ornithology and conservation.

Visit the CAC to see "The Predecessors" by Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Visit the CAC to see "The Predecessors" by Njideka Akunyili Crosby

When Njideka Akunyili (b.1983) left Lagos for the U.S. at age 16 she detoured from her initial plan to be a doctor to pursue painting and fulfill the urge to tell another side of Nigeria’s story. “America has a lot of people talking about how Nigeria doesn’t,” she says. “Often people have a singular view about Nigeria and Africa. But problems of misrepresentation happen when people tell your story for you.” To posit a pronounced, but hybridized voice she fuses painting, drawing, collage and the use of transfers – a typically Western printing process that involves transferring ink from photographs using solvent. Akunyili Cosby builds up the transfer images of popular culture to reference traditional African textiles, creating quilt-like pieces that speak to post-colonial identities and traditions being pieced together. Her first paintings navigated the domestic landscape of life with her new American husband and intimate scenes of their wedding and home. The Predecessors mines deeper into Akunyili Cosby’s past, collecting portraits of her Nigerian family in a range of domestic settings. This exhibition will unite this seminal series for the first time, bringing together individual pieces from London, Johannesburg, New York and Los Angeles to celebrate a formative body in an artist’s rapidly emerging voice.

Mark your calendars for "Dpmt7: Un Teatro Del Nuovo"

Mark your calendars for "Dpmt7: Un Teatro Del Nuovo"

DPMT7 is a Cincinnati-based architecture/design collective led by Vincent Sansalone of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning along with Ryan Ball, Kory Beighle, Sean Cottengim, Nicholas Germann, Whitney Hamaker, and Joseph Kinzelman. In their first major gallery exhibition, DPMT7 will transform both levels of the Weston Art Gallery in an architectural intervention that reimagines the urban landscape. What is the role of Architecture (“A” for emphasis) in a world of entropy? In this world, architecture is neither the physical object of stone upon stone, nor the spatial voids formed by the stone upon stone; it is the armature of the in-between and the framework of a yet unanswered question of history. 

4 Strategies for Streamlining the Process of Passing Art to Heirs for Avoiding a Long, Complicated, Messy Estate Resolution

4 Strategies for Streamlining the Process of Passing Art to Heirs for Avoiding a Long, Complicated, Messy Estate Resolution

In an interview for Northern Trust, Wealth Advisor Stacy Singer describes the nuanced and often challenging path to estate resolution when valuable, one-of-a-kind objects are passed down to heirs.  She offers her four strategies for navigating wealth transfer involving valuable fine art and collectible objects, which align directly with our holistic approach to collection management.  In this post, we drill down the four key elements of this wealth planning strategy for art.

Come to the Kentucky Collectibles appraisal fair this weekend, appraise your antiques & support public television

Come to the Kentucky Collectibles appraisal fair this weekend, appraise your antiques & support public television

Join host Dave Shuffett, the KET crew and our expert appraisers at the next Kentucky Collectibles Appraisal Fair at the Paducah Convention & Expo Center on Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th.  Fine art appraiser Morgan Rigaud and decorative art appraiser Diane Wachs will be appearing from Bryson to value family heirlooms, flea market finds, original paintings, mystery objects, and whatever walks in the door - all to raise money for Kentucky Educational Television.  

Your last chance to see: "Color + Rhythm: New Paintings by Cedric Michael Cox"

Your last chance to see: "Color + Rhythm: New Paintings by Cedric Michael Cox"

Cincinnati-based artist Cedric Michael Cox’s bright, lively, and often playful paintings offer abstract twists on traditional painting subjects. For this exhibition, Cox will present a new series of paintings inspired by works in the Taft collection.

Noel Anderson "Blak Origin Moment" - On exhibition for only a few more days!

Noel Anderson "Blak Origin Moment" - On exhibition for only a few more days!

Noel Anderson is a Louisville, KY-born artist and a professor at the University of Cincinnati, presently working in New York City. He is known for complex investigations into the evolving make-up of black male identity translated through a variety of textiles – from old rugs to digitally produced tapestries.

A few days remain to see Andrea Bowers work: "Womxn Workers of the World Unite!"

A few days remain to see Andrea Bowers work: "Womxn Workers of the World Unite!"

Andrea Bowers is an Ohio-born, Los Angeles-based artist who works at the provocative, often disruptive intersection of art-making, social justice and political activism. Raised in Wilmington, Ohio in what she calls, "an apolitical Republican family," Bowers looks to (and participates in) civil disobedience as a lens to explore contemporary causes including women’s, gay & trans rights, immigration, environmental protection and labor relations.

Catch it before it closes - "Signature Scheurer: A Retrospective Of The Works Of Michael Scheurer"

Catch it before it closes - "Signature Scheurer: A Retrospective Of The Works Of Michael Scheurer"

For more than forty years, Michael Scheurer (Cincinnati, OH) has refined his inimitable collage style influenced as much by the Surrealists and Cubists as whatever odd or antique paper, illustrations, handwritings, or fabric he uncovers in his unending quest for inspiration. Scheurer’s work, sometimes intricate, sometimes bold, defies convention in both subject matter and raw material. Signature Scheurer features works from each decade of this prolific artist’s masterful career along with new selections and a series of large-scale murals, artist-designed wallpaper, and collages transferred to handwoven carpets.

"Nate Ricciuto: The Curiosity Motive" is closing soon!

"Nate Ricciuto: The Curiosity Motive" is closing soon!

Nate Ricciuto (Columbus, OH) explores the various ways that representations of the natural world are encoded with and shaped by human aspirations and desires. He engages with everyday objects and ad hoc approaches to create spaces where imagination and perception become both tactile and fluid. Making use of the very public aspect of the Weston’s street-level gallery—its high visibility from the street—in The Curiosity Motive, Ricciuto constructs a dioramic landscape that may be observed either from outside or inside depending on the viewer. In collapsing and amplifying the distance between image and spectator, the diorama becomes an illusory space where the objective picture is revealed as another unreality.

"Treasures from the Berger Collection: British Paintings 1400–2000" - 50 Glimpses into Times Past and Present

"Treasures from the Berger Collection: British Paintings 1400–2000" - 50 Glimpses into Times Past and Present

Fifty paintings span six centuries in this who’s who of British painting. Highlights from the Berger Collection, housed in the Denver Art Museum, convey the history of British artistic achievement and delight the eye. Beginning with a medieval crucifixion scene and ending with contemporary painting, the exhibition touches on all major eras and genres in between. Captivating portraits show the faces of Tudor royalty, powerful aristocrats, and the rising middle class. Landscapes reveal the importance of the sea, the countryside, and the city to British identity. Compelling paintings of horses underscore the popularity of equestrian sports in Britain. In short, Treasures from the Berger Collection, with its masterpieces by artists including Anthony van Dyck, Benjamin West, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, and John Singer Sargent, provides a rich survey of British painting.

Come out and see "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence"

Come out and see "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence"

The DAI’s summer exhibition, Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence,showcases a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.