MidCentury Modern Show and Sale Returns to Sharonville Convention Center

20th Century Cincinnati promises "avant-garde art, architecture, furnishings, decor and fashions that emerged between WW I and the Information Age."

click to enlarge 20th Century Cincinnati - Photo: Queen City Shows
Photo: Queen City Shows
20th Century Cincinnati

Everyone's favorite MidCentury Modern show has returned. 20th Century Cincinnati is back at the Sharonville Convention Center after taking last year off due to COVID — the first missed show in 26 years.

The event promises a weekend of "avant-garde art, architecture, furnishings, decor and fashions that emerged between WW I and the Information Age."

Take a step back in time and stroll aisle after aisle of goods ranging from paintings, pottery and posters to ephemera, jewelry and apparel. More than 50 dealers will be on hand. Prices range from high-end to impulse buy, making it a vintage modern show for both avid collectors in search of iconic pieces and curious shoppers alike.

This year's special exhibit, Women Designers in the Modern Age, features work from the likes of Ray Eames, Florence Knoll and Eva Zeisel, as well as those women whose "work has been overshadowed by their husband's names," including Edie Harper and Mary Wright.

Show hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27. Admission is $10 and covers both Saturday and Sunday.

There's a special "Java Preview" event from 9-11 a.m. on Feb. 26 which includes an early bird shopping experience plus coffee, juice or tea for $25 in advance of $35 at the door. Door tickets go on sale at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 26. Advance tickets are available at cincyticket.com.

A face mask is required for entry. Vendors and staff have been vaccinated or had a negative COVID test.

The Sharonville Convention Center is located at 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. Get more details about 20th Century Cincinnati and see a list of vendors at queencityshows.com.

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*A previous version of this story had a typo saying the event started at 10 a.m. It starts at 11 a.m. both days.
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