It’s summer at the Cincinnati Art Museum, a time to celebrate the beauty of this region and its art. Ten years ago, we opened the Cincinnati Wing, the first display in an art museum in America to tell the story of a city through the art that was made here. Generations of great painters, sculptors, wood workers, silversmiths, ceramicists, and artists in almost every other medium have made Cincinnati into a place where the everyday is transformed through art and craft and you can see your landscapes in new ways. This summer, we are also throwing a spotlight on one of the painters of some of the most delightful scenes not only of Cincinnati, but of faraway shores: Edward Potthast, whose luminous work is on view in our Schiff Gallery. And, if that were not enough, we are moving beyond the galleries to celebrate summer with a beach boardwalk, movies in the courtyard, a tour to some of the homes and studios where Cincinnati artists lived and work, and much more. Come cool off at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the art is hot here.
- Aaron Betsky, Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum