Cincinnati Art Museum: Iris van Herpen Exhibit

Iris van Herpen has made a name for herself as a fashion designer by using unusual materials like umbrella ribs, industrial yarns, metal, leather and clear acrylic.

Her work centers around blending the new, the hi-tech with traditional hand work. The result is unusual sculpture garments. She collaborates with people like engineers and architects and artists to come up with her unique designs. This show will bring her work to those in the region who have not yet been exposed to it.

Attending ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Arnhem. She also attended Alexander McQueen in London and Claudy Jongstra, Amsterdam. Van Herpen caught the eyes of many in the fashion industry early on in her career and started her own label in 2007.

The exhibit is on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum until April 3rd.

Tiffany Glass Collection at Cincinnati Art Museum

Tiffany Glass Co. is world renowned for creating what some might call “everyday” art objects – perhaps most famously lamps and windows. Highly sought after by collectors, Tiffany Glass Co. products are regarded, worldwide, as art and as such spectacular collections of Tiffany Glass Co. products are often put on display.

One such opportunity has arrived in Cincinnati, OH at the art museum. Running from April 1st to August 13th, the Cincinnati Art Museum is presenting “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Light and Color.”

As a painter, Louis C. Tiffany was captivated by the interplay of light and color and this fascination found its most spectacular expression in his glass “paintings”. Explore iconic and celebrated Tiffany windows and lamps that highlight the contributions of Tiffany Studio artists including chemist Arthur Nash and designers Agnes Northrop, Frederick Wilson and Clara Driscoll.

Cincinnati Museum Center Presents: “Vikings: Beyond the Legend” Exhibition

Vikings have long been a part of pop culture in our country and are often depicted as brutish and violent – and while this imagery certainly has a basis in reality it is not the whole truth about Viking culture.

For those who are fascinated by these famous sailors and warriors, you may be interested in the Cincinnati Museum Center’s exhibition, “Vikings: Beyond the Legend.”

Experience a myth-busting exhibition that has captivated millions of people around the world, as the largest collection of Viking artifacts to visit North America comes to Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Museum Center invites patrons to explore the rich, often-misunderstood Viking culture through a rare collection of artifacts and fresh insights revealed through new archaeological discoveries that gives you a real look into the lives of Vikings and shows why they continue to capture our imagination.

“Vikings: Beyond the Legend” is a joint venture between and produced by The Swedish History Museum in Sweden and Museums Partner in Austria. The Roskilde 6 display is a joint venture between and produced by The National Museum of Denmark and Museums Partner

The exhibition will be on display through April, 2017.

Art Fans, Don’t Miss this Van Gogh Exhibit in Cincinnati!

Explore the fascinating world of Impressionism and Vincent Van Gogh at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The exhibition has been running for some time but will end early in the new year on January, 8th 2017. Focusing specifically on landscapes and borrowing paintings from all over the world, this might be a once in a life time chance to see this famous paintings all together.

Centered on the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Undergrowth with Two Figures, the exhibition explores the significance of the forest interior, or sous-bois, to the art of Vincent van Gogh. Into the Undergrowth traces the evolution of the artist’s style and techniques through this special group of landscape paintings spanning his career. Featuring more than 20 works on loan from American, Asian, and European collections, this exhibition allows visitors to compare Van Gogh’s treatment of this theme with examples by those who influenced and inspired him, including Théodore Rousseau, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, and Paul Gauguin.

The Appalachian Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Appalachian Festival is one of Cincinnati’s most popular annual festivals, drawing approximately 15,000 people over the three-day event each Mother’s Day weekend. An additional 1,500 school children take part in “Education Day” on the first day of the festival, which is held at Coney Island on the shores of the Ohio River, conveniently located along the I-275 beltway.

Developed by the Cincinnati Junior League nearly 50 years ago, the festival is now produced and managed by the Appalachian Community Development Council (ACDA), a non-profit organization promoting awareness of and appreciation for Appalachian culture. Proceeds from the festival go toward grants to organizations involved in Appalachian life.

What has become one of Cincinnati’s most popular annual festivals — The Appalachian Festival– began 46 years ago in the basement of Cincinnati’s Music Hall as a quaint crafts’ exhibition developed by the Cincinnati Junior League.

Today, the Appalachian Festival draws nearly 30,000 people over the three-day event to Coney Island on the shores of the Ohio River.

The goal was to create an event in Cincinnati that would raise awareness of the Appalachian culture, and to have the event ultimately managed by the Appalachian community itself. And, indeed, the Junior League would help establish the Appalachian Community Development Council (ACDA), the organization that took over management of the event in 1975.

The first Junior League Appalachian crafts’ exhibition in 1971 was a success — for months prior to the event organizers had searched the mountain hollows of Appalachia to track down authentic artists and crafters.

As the event grew in popularity, so too did the need for more space to accommodate visitors. From the basement of Music Hall the event would move over the next two decades to a more spacious Music Hall ballroom, then to the Cincinnati Gardens, the Greater Cincinnati Convention Center and, in the mid-80s, to its present site at Coney Island.

Today, the Appalachian Festival is bigger and better than ever… with more than 130 crafters, dozens of entertainers on two stages, cultural and educational programs.

The Appalachian Festival is sponsored by the Appalachian Community Development Association, a nonprofit organization promoting awareness of and appreciation for Appalachian culture. Proceeds go toward grants to organizations involved in Appalachian life.