Current Exhibitions

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Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris
February 11— May 14, 2017 | Fifth Third Gallery

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Lucien Falize (1839-1897), Neo-Renaissance Pendant, about 1880. Gold, diamonds, tourmaline, pearl, and enamel. ©Julien Vidal/ Petit Palais/ Roger-Viollet

Sparkling gems, luxurious materials, elegant designs, and superb craftsmanship distinguish works by the great Parisian jewelry houses. Exploring the intersection of French art, fashion, and history, Bijoux Parisiens presents 75 glorious pieces of jewelry by Cartier, Lalique, Van Cleef & Arpels, and others.

Featuring jewelry from the 17th through the mid-20th centuries, the exhibition traces changing styles from lavish Baroque adornments through stately Neoclassical pieces to modern Art Deco designs. Additional decorative objects, design drawings, and prints illuminate the jewelry’s place and significance within French history and culture. Drawn from the collection of the Petit Palais, one of Paris’s greatest museums, these brilliant creations reflect the work of dozens of talented artists, designers, and entrepreneurs who collaborated to create extraordinary works of art.

 

 

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Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Bridge, Under Construction, August 4, 1988, gelatin silver contact print, 2013, from original glass plate negative, 1888. Collection of Jeffrey J. McClorey

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Bridge, Under Construction, August 4, 1988, gelatin silver contact print, 2013, from original glass plate negative, 1888. Collection of Jeffrey J. McClorey

Forgotten Cincinnati: Photographs from the 1880s
November 18, 2016 — March 5, 2017 | Sinton Gallery

In 2013, a private collector rediscovered a trove of large glass-plate negatives. These fragile documents by unidentified photographers constitute a time capsule of late-19th-century Cincinnati. Group portraits reveal the faces of former residents. Street scenes show life in a bustling city and record buildings that no longer exist. Construction views and industrial interiors portray Cincinnati as a developing modern metropolis. The exhibition features twelve recent photographic prints made from the original negatives, as well as examples of the negatives themselves. These astounding images conjure the Queen City’s vibrant past.

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