Current Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions

Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth

January 21, 2012 to April 29, 2012

This exhibition is the largest scale presentation of the work of Chicago-based artist Nick Cave to date.· Cave combines aspects of sculpture, fashion design, dance and video art in his larger– than–life ‘Soundsuits’


These full body, form fitting ‘suits’ are layered and textured with metal, plastic, found objects, and colorfully dyed human hair designed to rattle, swish, and resonate in rhythm with the movements of the wearer, usually Cave himself.


Generous support for this exhibition is provided by:




Nick Cave Soundsuit Dance Performances

Friday, March 30, 2012, 7 p.m. – Art After Dark at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Saturday, April 7, 2012, 2:30 p.m. – Family First Saturday at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Friday, April 20, 2012, 12 noon – Fountain Square. Cancelled

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 12:15 p.m. - Fountain Square


Nick Cave Soundsuit Invasions

Saturday, March 10, 2012, 11:30 a.m. – ArtsWave Sampler Weekend at the Taft Museum of Art

Thursday, April 5, 2012 – Reds Opening Day Parade



Exhibition-Related Programs

Members Opening and Conversation with Nick Cave

January 20, 2012, 6 – 10 p.m., featuring a Conversation with artist Nick Cave at 7:30 p.m.

We are pleased to invite our members and their guests to this opening event. Chicago-based performance artist Nick Cave comes to the Art Museum with his touring exhibition on Soundsuits. A mixture of fashion, fantasy and sound, they take on a life of their own. At 7:30 p.m., meet Nick Cave during this conversation with Fashion Arts and Textiles Curator Cynthia Amnéus. Explore Cave’s artistic influences, the convergence of art and movement in his works, his experiences with choreographer Alvin Ailey, the inspiration for his Soundsuit creations, and whether he truly thinks he can change the world through his artwork. FREE for Members, $15 for non-member guests. Reservations are only required for the Conversation with Nick Cave.


Twist Tuck Turn with Nick Cave

January 21, 2012, 2 – 5 p.m.

Explore the exhibition Nick Cave: Meet at the Center of the Earth through a hands on workshop with the artist himself. This three hour workshop will explore fiber & the repurposing of found materials. Participants will build their own cloth through deconstruction, manipulation, and alteration. Join us and be inspired. Co-Hosted by the Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati.

$50 Art Museum Members & Weavers Guild Members; $100 non-members. Reservations required.


For Members Only Tour

January 28, 2012, 3 – 4 p.m.

Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles Cynthia Amneus leads a tour of Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth. FREE for Art Museum Members. Reservations required. Call (513) 721.ARTS for reservations.


Culture Kids: Fabulous Fabric

February 10, 2012, 10 - 11:30 a.m. or 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Especially for ages 2-5

Bring your preschooler to explore the textures, colors, and creative uses of some of the most fabulous fabric around. Get up close and personal with Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth and make artwork inspired by the exhibition. Story time, docent led tour, hands-on art, and snack included.

$10 per pair Art Museum Members; $20 per pair non-members; ($3/$6 for each additional person). Reservations required.


InDepth: Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth with Cynthia Amneus

February 11, 2012, 2 – 3 p.m.

Join curator of fashion arts and textiles, Cynthia Amnéus, and experience the astounding world of artist, Nick Cave. Explore the Art Museum’s permanent galleries to take a closer look at what Cave’s towering and colorful Soundsuits are made of and what they mean.

FREE. Reservations recommended.


Evenings for Educators: Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth

February 15, 2012, 4 – 7 p.m. (registration and refreshments 4-5 p.m., program begins at 5 p.m.)

Learn about contemporary artist Nick Cave and his whimsical creations that combine fashion, fiber arts, dance, sculpture, and sound.

$10 Art Museum Members; $20 Non Members; $5 Students. Series price $70 Art Museum Members; $150 Non-Members.

Reservations Required. Call (513) 721.ARTS


ARTWORLD: Art That Moves...You

Opening February 18, 2012: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Check out Artworld's interactive celebration of artist Nick Cave's work. Be surrounded by color, texture, and surprises galore as you learn about his dazzling sound suits.


Art After Dark: Earth on the Rocks·

March 30, 2012, 5 – 9 p.m.

Have your happy hour on the rocks this month as you’re transformed into the alternative world of the special exhibition, Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth. With musical performances by synth-pop project, Goodbye Gemini. Performances and tours take place 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

FREE event with cash bar and appetizers available for purchase. Reservations not required.

Parking at the Art Museum is $4; FREE for Art Museum Members.


Family First Saturday: Ready to Wear

April 7, 2012, 1 – 4 p.m.

For the whole family

Prepare for an invasion because if you still haven’t made it in to see the Nick Cave soundsuits, now is your chance. Bring the whole family to visit with local fiber artist Kitty Uetz and jeweler Kelly Lehman. Enjoy performances by Madcap Puppets and Happen, Inc. Join us for two hands-on art projects in Artworld and wander around the museum to complete our scavenger hunt. Who knows, if you’re lucky, you may or may not get to see some of the soundsuits in action.

FREE. Reservations not required.


For Members Only Tour

April 14, 2012, 3 – 4 p.m.

Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles Cynthia Amneus leads a tour of Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth. FREE for Art Museum Members. Reservations required. Call (513) 721.ARTS for reservations.

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