The exhibit 30 Americans at the Cincinnati Art Museum showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations.
As a companion to this exhibition, the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati will present “30 Americans Plus….The Region”—a two part exhibition that will recognize the diverse range of work offered by African American artists from our community. This exhibition will feature a wide range of media, materials, and perspectives from current practitioners as well as some of the seminal figures of the past three decades. The work exhibited by these accomplished regional artists help to contribute to the conversation of the African American experience, heritage, and the present state of the arts within the region as a whole.
Open House reception at the AAC on Wednesday, June 8 from 5 PM to 8 PM. All are welcome to attend.
If you haven’t heard the Contemporary Arts Center is having a big year! It’s their 75th anniversary and they are ringing in their exhibition season with the show Memory Palace. We are excited to have one of our Professors, Sarah Hollis included in the exhibition.
Memory Palace highlights “the way our recollections shift actual histories into imperfect, but quintessentially human legacies,” making the show a perfect fit for Hollis’ piece A Novel About All of the Things I Have Forgotten. In this piece she draws upon memory to create her own poetic memoir. To view Hollis’ piece along with artists Dennis Oppenheim, William Kentridge and Louise Bourgeois—to name a few come, head over to the opening this Friday, September 12th.
The Art Academy of Cincinnati welcomes poet Anthony McCann and poet/fiction writer Megan Martin for a free public reading of their work at 7:00PM on Wednesday, Sept 3rd in Room N206. This is the first reading of the 2014-15 AAC Poetry Series. The series is sponsored by the Liberal Arts Department.
Anthony McCann was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He is the author of Thing Music (forthcoming from Wave Books in 2014), I ♥ Your Fate (Wave Books, 2011), Moongarden (Wave Books, 2006) and Father of Noise (Fence Books, 2003). In addition to these three collections, he is one of the authors of Gentle Reader! (2007), a book of erasures of the English Romantics, along with Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the University of California-Riverside’s Palm Desert MFA program. He is the “Poet Laureate” of Machine Project and also teaches courses at the California Institute of the Arts.