Have you noticed that the Cincinnati Art Museum is becoming a pretty exciting — provocative, even — place lately, edgy and with a sense of experimentation, rather than stodgy and risk-adverse?
The next bold move in shaking things up is The Way We Are Now: Selections from the 21c Collection, now on view in CAM’s Schiff Gallery.
The exhibit’s very existence shows the museum can respond quickly to opportunity — shows often are scheduled a year or more in advance, but this one was announced just a few weeks before it opened.
The exhibition, of about 70 pieces primarily made in this century, shows ever more clearly that CAM wants to be a major player — along with 21c and the Contemporary Arts Center — in presenting contemporary art in Cincinnati.
The Way We Are Now: Selections from the 21c Collection continues at Cincinnati Art Museum through May 15. Go here to read Steven Rosen's full review.