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Winter is here at the Cincinnati Art Museum Art After Dark event on Friday, January 26

1/23/2018 12:00:00 AM

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CINCINNATI— Embrace the season at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: Winter is Here, Friday, January 26, 5–9 p.m.

Celebrate Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance with specialty cocktails (guests 21+), music and performances by the Ohio Renaissance Festival, interactive exhibition tours led by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off the Grid program, a lecture hosted by Made in Cincinnati artists, food for purchase from Eli’s BBQ and exclusive after-hours access to the museum.

Commemorating five hundred years since Martin Luther issued his 95 theses, The Age of Reformation and Renaissance explores the impact of the Italian Renaissance and the Reformation through the prints of Albrecht Dürer and his contemporaries. The exhibition follows the development of Dürer’s genius from his apprenticeship through the eve of the Reformation, and offers insights into his innovative use of printmaking.

At 6:30 p.m., join Cincinnati Art Museum Adjunct Curator Matt Distel and artists Curtis Goldstein and Matt Lynch in the Fath Auditorium as they discuss their exhibition Made in Cincinnati, currently on-view in the Schmidlapp Gallery. The artists will reveal their processes and share stories from their many factory tours around Cincinnati, as well as discuss the historic and current events that inspired them. The project is supported by funding from University of Cincinnati’s Third Century Grant for Arts and Humanities.

In collaboration with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off the Grid program, free interactive tours of The Age of Reformation and Renaissance will be held every 20 minutes from 6–8:20 p.m. Tour participants should meet in the front lobby.

The timeline for Art After Dark includes:

  • 5–6 p.m.:Happy hour, including specialty cocktails (guests 21+).
  • Every 20 minutes from 6–8:20 p.m.: Interactive tours of Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance led by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off the Grid program. Tours offered at 6, 6:20, 6:40, 7, 7:20, 7:40, 8, and 8:20 p.m. Meet in the front lobby.
  • 6–8 p.m.: Live music from Jameson’s Folly in the Great Hall.
  • 5–8:30 p.m.: Snap a pic with Ohio Renaissance Festival actors from 5–8:30 p.m. on the first floor.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Made in Cincinnati lecture with Matt Distel, Curtis Goldstein and Matt Lynch in the Fath Auditorium. Free, no RSVP required.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Eli’s BBQ available for purchase. Cash only. While supplies last.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Guests may complete a survey for a chance to win two tickets to upcoming special exhibition Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China, on view beginning April 20.

Art After Dark is free and open to the public. Parking is free. To learn more, visit Art After Dark is presented by PNC. Additional sponsors include P&G, Dewey’s Pizza, Cincinnati CityBeat, and 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati.

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