Happenings: Visual Arts

CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM

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.


CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER 

Center for Unfinished Business
Now – September 11
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.

Kahlil Robert Irving: Ground Water from screen Falls Street
Now – December 30, 2025
For the lobby carpet installation, Kahlil Robert Irving integrates imagery of asphalt with pop culture references, news headlines, and digital ephemera.


TAFT MUSEUM OF ART

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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