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A New Advocacy

I began Cincinnati Art Snob with the interest in participating in the local, national and sometimes international conversations on art. The national art world was much more welcoming to me initially, but eventually Cincinnati’s art community allowed me to participate in reviews and interviews. Early blog pages reveal number of bitter battles, but in our [...]

When the art world considers art as a mere monetary investment.

The latest in the investigation of the artwork stolen from Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam reveals an art curator’s greatest fear: the paintings may have been destroyed. Olga Dogaru, whose son has been arrested for stealing seven works of art signed by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Gauguin, Lucian Freud and Meyer de Haan admitted to burning the [...]

David Hockney’s Fake Diploma To be Auctioned

David Hockney’s fake diploma is expected to sell for up to $27,000. I always thought it would be cool to commission an artist to take my art history degrees from the University of Kansas and the University of Chicago as mediums for a sculpture. In fact, I’ve refused to frame and hang my degrees because [...]

But What Does the Art Historian Have to Say?

As much as I enjoy interviewing artists, I think I enjoy more reading what art historians have to say. I don’t believe this reflects the popularly perceived rivalry between artist and art historian. As an art historian myself, I learn so much more from many artists than I do from other art historians. But the [...]

Yale University Art Gallery Open for Learning

An article in the NY Times tells of the reopening of the Yale University Art Gallery. The story focuses on the role of the academic museum as a teaching venue where “art appreciation meets education.”  The gallery houses a variety of works from different periods and genres curated for the purpose of teaching.  And its Levin [...]

Living History of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls:  Life and Faith in Ancient Times at the Cincinnati Museum Center, opening today, presents hugely important and intertwining histories everyone should see and know. Since visiting the exhibition, I’m reminded again of the relevance of our shared human histories to our lives today. As with many of the visiting exhibitions to [...]

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ArtWord: Lori Ellison

    “It is not important how the artists feel about their work while doing it, but how they think about it after it is finished.” — Lori Ellison     Lori Ellison is an artist and writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY.  Much of her work includes notebook paper drawings and gouache on panel [...]


Clifton Cultural Arts Center at Sunset

The Clifton Cultural Arts Center is opening a new series of events called Sunsets at the Center. This series celebrates the arts in Cincinnati, including music, literary, visual, and culinary arts. Check out the series on their website. These may be the best tickets to an artful autumn.

Shepard Fairey Gets Two Years’ Probation and $25,000 Fine

I wonder if we could get a local artist to create large wheat paste stamps and tag all of these murals around Cincinnati with “$25,000 Fine.”

Akron Art Museum Director to Step Down and New Chief Curator to Start August 20, 2012

After 26 years as director, with one of the longest tenures of any art museum leader in the country, Dr. Mitchell D. Kahan announced to the Akron Art Museum’s Board of Trustees that he will leave January 2, 2013 and assume the title of Director Emeritus. In addition, Janice Driesbach will join the staff on [...]