April 2015


Artists Reaching Classrooms

Artists Reaching Classrooms Artwork from 2015 exhibit

Students from area high schools will exhibit a variety of artwork, including painting, photography, digital design, and ceramics. The Artists Reaching Classrooms is an educational program offered by the Taft Museum of Art that immerses high school students in Cincinnati's visual arts community and exposes them to art careers and professionals. The exhibit will be on view in the atrium of the Main Library from April 22 to May 14.

The Great American Pastime: Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds

1869 Red Stockings1869 Red Stockings

This exhibit features items and images portraying the history of the Cincinnati Reds from its beginning as baseball’s first professional team to the days of the Big Red Machine. The exhibit will be on display April 4–July 31 in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room on the third floor of the Main Library. The Library is partnering with The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum to make this exhibit possible. The exhibit features items from the Hall of Fame & Museum collection such as Reds’ jerseys, programs, and images from their photograph collection, including an 1894 scorebook, a scrapbook from a player on the 1919 World Series team, and original newspapers.

Design Lab

Design Lab

In partnership with the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, the Library introduces the 2015 Design LAB exhibit, the final piece of an in-classroom design education program tailored to broaden and deepen student awareness, appreciation, and active participation in our built environment.

This year’s project theme, 'DWELLING,' challenged students to design a place to live for a chosen client that may be contemporary, fictional, historical or otherwise. Students had the opportunity to create a 24″x 24″ three-dimensional model and design process board. Selected projects will be on display in the atrium of the Main Library from April 25 – May 2.

Board Games Through Time and Culture

The Mansions of Happiness
The Mansions of Happiness

Board Games through Time and Culture, an exhibit in conjunction with the third annual Cincinnati Library Comic Con, will be on display in the Popular Library exhibit cases from April 1 to May 31. It features over a dozen board games whose origins range from approximately 3000 BC (Senet) to the present (Kingdom of Solomon). The origins, history, and alterations to the games are the focus of this exhibit. All of the ancient and medieval games are reproductions or modern versions of the games.

For additional information about any of the exhibits listed, please call our Programs & Exhibits Coordinator at 513-369-6944.