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.

Last Chance to Experience "Spring Blooms, Celebration of Color"

Last Chance to Experience "Spring Blooms, Celebration of Color"

Immerse yourself in color this spring and experience our campus as never before when our Gardens come alive with a quarter of a million blooms. Take a breathtaking stroll around the campus with each twist and turn unveiling a new splash of color from crimson tulips to golden daffodils and much, much more.

"Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & Armor" closes in a week's time...don't miss out!

"Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & Armor" closes in a week's time...don't miss out!

This exhibition introduces Japanese samurai culture and arts from the 16th–19th centuries. The 130 warrior-related objects are selected from the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum and Gary Grose, a local collector. 

Your last chance to see: "Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist"

Your last chance to see: "Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist"

Our 2017 special exhibition season begins with Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, the first major retrospective of one of today’s most accomplished Native American artists and a leading practitioner of contemporary landscape painting.

Visit "Transcending Reality: The Woodcuts of Kosaka Gajin" before it closes!

Visit "Transcending Reality: The Woodcuts of Kosaka Gajin" before it closes!

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s Howard and Caroline Porter Collection is the largest repository of the woodcuts of Kosaka Gajin outside the family in Tokyo, Japan. This exhibition celebrates his prints capturing the beauty of Japan’s landscape and architectural monuments in a way that is totally modern in its individualized expression, not unlike the era’s action painting in the West. This exhibition of his later woodcuts will be the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the United States.

Look Out For Ugo Rondinone "let's start this day again"

Look Out For Ugo Rondinone "let's start this day again"

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.

Opening Soon: "Southern Accent: Seeking The American South In Contemporary Art"

Opening Soon: "Southern Accent: Seeking The American South In Contemporary Art"

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art is the first contemporary art exhibition to question and explore in-depth the complex and contested space of the American South. One needs to look no further than literature, cuisine and music, to see evidence of the South’s profound influence on American culture, and consequently much of the world. This unprecedented exhibition investigates the many realities, fantasies and myths that have long captured the public’s imagination, and presents a wide range of perspectives to create a composite portrait of Southern identity through contemporary art.