May 2017

Exhibits

The Mountains are Calling : The History of Bluegrass Music in Southwestern Ohio

 History of Bluegrass Music in Southwestern Ohio

Vinyls, photos and other items that showcase the bluegrass artists of Southwest Ohio. Brand new traveling panels will tell the story of Bluegrass history of Cincinnati, Dayton, Middleton, and Hamilton with a looks at its various music venues records labels and radio. On display through Aug. 10 in the Popular Library on the first floor of the South building.


Éirinn go Bràch: A Tribute to Cincinnati’s Irish Heritage

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Years before waves of Irish immigrants made their way to Cincinnati to escape the Great Famine in Ireland, many had already found a home and began to make their mark in the Queen City. Éirinn go Bràch explores the city’s Irish sons and daughters’ many contributions to our cultural, political, religious and industrial heritage. The exhibit is located in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room at the Main Library March 17–June 4.

The Story Tree by ArtWorks Teens with Natsuko Dyer

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The Contemporary Arts Center donated the “Story Tree” to the Library so it would continue to inspire young readers. This work celebrates the global role of storytelling. The large tree mural was inspired by the beloved children’s book author Eric Carle to act as the connection between each story. On the limbs you will find boxes that reveal the story as each piece of Plexiglas is pulled out. The teens from ArtWorks chose a variety of stories from different countries and traditions — Hansel and Gretel, The Emperor’s New Clothes, James and the Giant Peach, How the Coyote Stole Fire, The Gingerbread Man, and Urashimo Taro. The "Story Tree" is on permanent view at the Madisonville Branch.

See the Polar Bear and Allosaurus from the Cincinnati Museum Center

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The Cincinnati Museum Center’s polar bear now welcomes visitors to the Main Library. The polar bear, the Earth’s largest land predator, is on display in the Main Library Atrium near the elevators. The Main Library is also housing the Museum Center’s Allosaurus, a fearsome carnivore which sat atop the food chain over 150 million years ago and has been a favorite amongst visitors to the Museum Center’s Dino Hall. The Allosaurus is now housed on the second floor bridge spanning the north and south buildings of the Main Library, between the TechCenter and MakerSpace. Both pieces will remain at Main Library for about the next two years, as renovation work on the Museum Center is completed.


For additional information about any of the exhibits listed, please call our Programs & Exhibits Office at 513-369-3173.