Happenings: Visual Arts


Truth and Inspiration, An ArtsWave Showcase
Now – Aug 14
If you look closely at the work in the exhibition, you’ll see that there is pain and heartache. Skepticism. Futility. But also Hope. Imagination. Commitment. These are emotional drivers we can all connect to. If we care about a future where we value all people and all contributions, it starts right here.

Henry Mosler Behind the Scenes
Now – Sept 4
In Celebration of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial relates Mosler’s journey and takes a close look at how he developed his paintings through studies across media.

Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban
Now – Oct 2
Over 90 years after its completion, the Wormser bedroom will go on public view for the first time, fully conserved and installed to reflect its original state as photographed in 1930.


Breaking Water
Now – August 14
Breaking Water is a group exhibition bringing together works in installation, video, photography, painting, sculpture, and performance that offer a range of approaches to the subject of water, liquidity, and feminism.

Center for Unfinished Business
Now – August 28
A roving reading room exploring colonial legacies and repercussions. The CAC’s iteration, sited in the lobby, features a curated selection of seminal books and a series of discussions that respond to water as a literal and metaphorical framework for exploring African American and African diasporic experiences and cultures.


Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility
Now – Sept 4
Fashion & Sensibility provides an unforgettable opportunity to see, up close, costumes worn by Hollywood celebrities including Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant. The exhibition brings to life beloved characters from Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Mansfield Park, while revealing powerful themes of class, gender, and social dynamics in Austen’s world.

Love This House: Preserving a National Historic Landmark
Now – Sept 4
n 2021–22, the Taft Museum of Art partnered with GBBN Architects and HGC Construction to preserve the exterior of the Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft house, a National Historic Landmark. The house was built around 1820, making it downtown Cincinnati’s oldest wooden residence in its original location. Investigation prior to the project revealed significant water damage to the wooden siding and the structure beneath. In this small display, learn more about how the house has been preserved for future generations, and how the project will also help protect the art collection within.

The Carnegie

A Thought is a River
Now – Aug 20

A group exhibition of artists from the Greater Cincinnati and Louisville areas who are materially connected by an actual river and loosely connected by metaphorical rivers.


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