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Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Editor's note: Famed wildlife artist John Ruthven has died. Known as the the "20th Century Audubon" for his depictions of birds, wildlife and flora, Ruthven died Sunday, Oct. 11. He was 95.

Some of Ruthven's works are currently on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center as part of the exhibit In the Audubon Tradition: Birds of A Feather. In this piece from 2019, he spoke with WVXU's Tana Weingartner after receiving a conservation award from Great Parks of Hamilton County.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up a lot in our lives, including our creative drive. For some students, the motivation to stay mentally sharp in a home environment is a struggle. One Middletown High School English teacher has a solution for these creative blocks, whether you're an adult, teen or young kid.

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Workers are carefully unpacking and arranging centuries-old artifacts at the Cincinnati Museum Center ahead of Friday's opening of Maya: The Exhibition.

Courtesy of University of Findlay's Mazza Museum

A new exhibit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center tells the story of the Underground Railroad through children's storybook illustrations.

MUNAE, Guatemala / Courtesy of Cincinnati Museum Center

An exhibit exploring the daily lives, religion, politics and sophistication of the Maya civilization is coming to the Cincinnati Museum Center March 14.

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Artist and curator Saad Ghosn of SOS Art has assembled a multi-genre retrospective from 12 of their "For a Better World" projects that is on display through the month of November at Xavier University's Art Gallery. He joined our Barbara Gray in the studio to talk about the years the exhibit covers, some of the artists whose works are on display, the exhibit-affiliated mini-conference, and the recent call to artists for next year’s events.

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In 1990, an exhibit at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center led to great controversy. "The Perfect Moment" was a collection of 175 photographs from provocative photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The images included nude children and explicit depictions of gay sadistic and masochistic (S&M) culture.

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Ambriehl Crutchfield / WVXU

Hamilton art studio Inside Out wants its artists with developmental disabilities to integrate with patrons.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A much-anticipated exhibit exploring the art and ethos of an annual gathering in the Nevada desert opens Friday at the Cincinnati Art Museum. No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man offers a glimpse inside this whimsical world of "collective dreaming."

Photographer Nancy Rexroth is best known for her use of the Diana camera, a plastic toy camera, during the 1970s and her landmark collection of photos in the book IOWA. Soon her entire body of work will be housed at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

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Courtesy of Piqua Arts Council

Norman Rockwell's iconic paintings depict daily life in America in the early to mid 20th century. His work was hugely popular, traveled the country, raised funds during wartime and is still easily recognizable today.

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Courtesy of Sophie Lindsey

European-based artist Sophie Lindsey came to the states earlier this year on the hunt for the funniest joke in Cincinnati. As WVXU reported, she got the idea after reading an article calling Cincinnati the least funny city in America. Listeners demanded to know what she found, so we checked back in with her.

The annual celebration of vintage modern art and furnishings known as 20th Century Cincinnati returns to the Sharonville Convention Center on February 23 and 24. 

Courtesy of Wave Pool

Artist Sophie Lindsey is on the hunt for the funniest joke in town. She got the idea after reading an article calling Cincinnati the least funny city in America.

Provided by Donna Hoffman

Later this month, a dozen or so amateur artists will gather to learn something new and technical, trade tips and generally support each other in their love of colored pencils. It's an art form that's still relatively new.

Brazee Street Studios

Still checking items off your list this season? There are many ways to get your holiday shopping done while thinking outside the big box stores. Tune in to Cincinnati Edition on Wednesday, December 12, at 1 p.m. for some great gift giving ideas. In the meantime, here are four unique spots to check out this holiday—whether you're looking to buy or make something unique on your own, these shops can help make your Christmas one of a kind.

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Twenty-two historic murals have been painstakingly cleaned, restored and are ready to go back on public display when Union Terminal reopens this weekend.

Art and music have long been drivers for community development and there's a celebration of this coming to Price Hill on August 3 & 4. 

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June is here, which means you've got 13 weekends left to make the most of your summer. Ready to get started? 

A Dayton artist is working on a new way to memorialize victims of the nation’s devastating opioid epidemic.

The project would create a memorial wall made of hand-cut mosaic tiles, called the  “Wall of Perseverance.”

The memorial is the brainchild of mosaic artist Jes McMillan, founder of the Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton

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