Astronomers and sticklers will tell you that summer does not officially begin until June 21. These people have apparently not experienced either Cincinnati’s arts scene or humid heat in late May and early June. To my allergy-clouded eyes, it looks like summer to me. Judge for yourself.
It might prove a little more difficult to focus in coming weeks. The daffodils already are opening, and daylight saving time will give us an extra hour of evening light. Best to make sure you’ve seen the region’s most important arts events before spring fever seizes you. Here’s a manageably short list.
The spectrum is overflowing this week, to mix my metaphors. From the history of Jews in China to live cinema, from an operatic superstar to a masterpiece of 20th century orchestral music and the minting of a brand new art gallery, there is no excuse for sitting on your couch in the days to come. Don’t succumb! Explore!
First full week of the Advent season, and there are, indeed, a lot of opportunities coming your way. Here are some suggestions for the next few days.
Here is your chance to explore examples of antique and contemporary Judaica, a suite of 12 prints by Israel’s painter laureate, Reuven Rubin. The colorful paintings by Jewish modern masters, brilliant stained glass and portraiture related to Cincinnati’s Jewish history are recent additions to the Skirball Museum’s collections.