‘Employed’ exhibit celebrates artists/museum professionals

PJ Grimm, “Egg Formation 1,” Campbell County Recorder series “Golden Age”, 2016, paper pulp (made from the Campbell County Recorder), cement, acrylic & gold leaf on wooden base

PJ Grimm, “Egg Formation 1,” Campbell County Recorder series “Golden Age”, 2016, paper pulp (made from the Campbell County Recorder), cement, acrylic & gold leaf on wooden base

Saturday, Oct. 29-Sunday, Jan. 22, Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum will continue its legacy of supporting Cincinnati artists with “Employed: A Staff Art Exhibition.”

An independent juror selected more than 70 pieces by 37 working artists from the Cincinnati region who lead dual lives as artists and museum professionals. The exhibition features fashion, sculpture, painting, photography and digital art.

Since the museum’s founding in the 19th century, artists and art students have been integral to its development. From Frank Duveneck’s painting classes to the linked history of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and continued partnerships with artists and art organizations, the museum has a longstanding dedication to living artists and art arising from the region.

Generations of artists have studied the museum’s encyclopedic collections, taught students in the galleries, and painted and sculpted in museum spaces. Today, artists continue to contribute directly to the advancement of the museum in an array of roles. “A group exhibition such as this affords a unique opportunity for these ‘hidden’ artists to be revealed and grace the walls of this venerable institution,” said Dennis Harrington, Weston Art Gallery director and “Employed” juror. “I hope my selections provide the viewing public with an eclectic and stimulating offering of contemporary artistic approaches.”

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