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Celebrate the "naughty nineties" CINcinnati style at the Cincinnati Art Museum on May 26

5/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

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CINCINNATI—Put on your petticoat or polish your handlebar mustache and travel back to the 1890s at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art After Dark: Cin City, a FREE evening event on Friday, May 26, 5–9 p.m.

Cin City guests will experience the sights, sounds and tastes that exemplify the Queen City in the “naughty nineties” with music from The Hot Magnolias, dance performances from Pones, food for purchase from Graeter’s Ice Cream, The Chili Hut and Terrace Café specialty cocktails for purchase (guests 21+), and after-hours access to the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions including:

Join local author, historian and blogger Greg Hand (former University of Cincinnati Associate Vice President for Public Relations) for Cincinnati in the “Naughty Nineties,” featuring a narrated visual exploration of a decade when Cincinnati really was “Cin City” at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Fath Auditorium. These free lectures look at Cincinnati’s somewhat-seedy past thanks to Cincinnati Magazine (celebrating their 50th anniversary). The magazine’s May issue takes a look at modern-day Cincinnati After Dark.

The timeline for Art After Dark includes:

  • 5–6 p.m.: Happy hour and specialty cocktails.
  • 6–8 p.m.: Live music from The Hot Magnolias in the Alice Bimel Courtyard.
  • 6–8 p.m.: Dance Performances by Pones in the Alice Bimel Courtyard.
  • 6–7 p.m. & 8–9 p.m.: Cincinnati in the “Naughty Nineties” lecture by Greg Hand in Fath Auditorium.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Screening of The Strawberry Blonde in the Great Hall. The film is a charming and nostalgic look at turn of the century New York City as seen through the eyes of 1940s Hollywood starring James Cagney, Rita Hayworth and Olivia de Havilland.
  • 5–9 p.m. Food available for purchase from The Chili Hut, Graeter’s Ice Cream, and Terrace Café.
  • 5–9 p.m. Free, after-hours access to special exhibitions.
  • 5–9 p.m. Guests may complete a survey for a chance to win two tickets to A Taste of Duveneck Presents: The Art of Wine ($170 value).

Art After Dark is a family-friendly event featuring FREE admission and parking. To learn more, visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org/artafterdark. Art After Dark is presented by PNC. Additional sponsors include CFM, WVXU and CityBeat.

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