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The Japanese kimono has been incredibly influential on western dress for generations. Now, the kimono is featured in a new exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The museum's chief curator, Cynthia Amneus, joins our Anne Arenstein with more details about Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style.

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The kimono has been around for ages, but that doesn't mean the garb is sartorially stale. That is at least one takeaway from the Cincinnati Art Museum's latest exhibit, Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style. The museum is offering a free preview of the show during Art After Dark on Friday from 5-10 p.m.

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The second phase of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man opens Friday. The exhibit spans the entire Cincinnati Art Museum and includes interactive sculptures, large-scale installations, photography and artifacts from the annual summer festival in Nevada's Black Rock desert. 

A new book from Arcadia Publishing spotlights the rich visual history of the iconic Cincinnati Art Museum. Editor Geoff Edwards and Jill Dunne, Director of Marketing and Communications from the Museum discuss the book, part of Arcadia's "Images of America" series and available in the museum's gift shop , in this conversation with Lee Hay. 

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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.

The Art Academy of Cincinnati celebrates 150 years of art education this year, and a very special exhibit will be part of the festivities. 

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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.

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Coming up on January 3 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 20 local artists will be painting their interpretations of the Frank Duveneck Collection as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the celebrated painter's death. 

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The Fabric of India, an exhibit of the long history of Indian textiles, is making its first U.S. stop at the Cincinnati Art Museum

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This may just be the Tri-State's most eclectic weekend yet—and that's a good thing. 

Robert McCloskey, Illustration for Make Way for Ducklings (detail), Viking Press, The May Massee Collection, Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives, Emporia State University. © 1941, 1969 Robert McCloskey, u

Robert McCloskey was born in Hamilton in 1914 and went on to become a renowned illustrator and artist, best known for writing and illustrating popular children's books. 

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Stop staring at the bricks in your wall and get out already—there's plenty to do. 

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Just last week we were celebrating the official start of summer. This weekend, it's already July. 

You've seen his work in everything from Time magazine to MAD magazine, and from the New York Times Book Review to Boys Life.

Maybe you've bought his illustrated version of Mark Twain's "Adventures of Tom Sawyer," or seen his larger-than-life Joe Nuxhall waving to kids at Fairfield's Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields.

Artist C.F. Payne will talk about his 40-year career, and display some sketch books, at a free screening of "C.F. Payne: An American Illustrator" 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

The Weaver's Guild of Greater Cincinnati is celebrating its 70th anniversary by spotlighting the works of the late Jane Busse in an exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum

A Chinese archaeologist who identified a long-lost clay army consisting of 8,000 soldiers died Wednesday, according to China's state media.

Zhao Kangmin first laid eyes on fragments of terra cotta warriors in 1974. Farmers some 20 miles from China's central city of Xi'an were digging a well and struck into the pieces.

It's one of the mostly highly anticipated exhibits to hit town in a while. Jane Durrell welcomes Jill Dunne from the Cincinnati Art Museum to talk about Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China, now on display thought August 12.

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It's perhaps the biggest archeological find of the last century, some 8,000 terracotta statues buried in the Chinese countryside. China's terracotta warriors debut in Cincinnati Friday as Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China marches into the Cincinnati Art Museum.

In 1974, farmers digging a well near Xi’an, China, uncovered bronze arrow heads and shards of pottery. Their discoveries led archeologists to the tomb of Ying Zheng (259-210 B.C.) first emperor of China. It’s been called the greatest archeological discovery of the 20th century: an army of 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses. Now, some of these warriors are in Cincinnati for the first time.

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