Cincinnati’s Findlay Market
A Look Back: Findlay Market 1966, an exhibit of black and white photographs preserving the everyday life of patrons and shop owners at Findlay Market in 1966, will be on display in the Main Library Atrium from January 22 through March 11. Photographer Don Nesbitt, who graduated in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning (DAAP), photographed Findlay Market as part of a project he completed under well-known local photographer Kazik Paszovski. Years later, this project forms the basis of an exhibit that captures a moment in time at one of Cincinnati’s most familiar sites. The photographs are on display in conjunction with Findlay Market: Heart of the City, which includes information about the historic market's past, present and future, and is on loan courtesy of the Friends of Findlay Market and the Corporation for Findlay Market.
Artists and Authors Unite
The exhibit, which runs through March 29 in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinati Room, showcases an extensive collection of works compiled by George Macy, who revolutionized the art of fine book making when he established the Limited Editions Club in 1929. He offered subscribers visually exquisite limited editions of literary classics featuring original illustrations by artists including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Norman Rockwell, and Grant Wood. All are signed by the illustrator. Among the books on display are:
- Poor Richard: The Almanac for the Years 1733–1758 by Richard Saunders (Benjamin Franklin). Reprinted in 1964, illustrated by Normal Rockwell. One of only 1500 copies.
- Lysistrata by Aristophanes, reprinted in 1934 and illustrated by Pablo Picasso. One of 1500 copies.
- Cathay: Poem after Li Po by Ezra Pound, reprinted in 1992, including seven color woodcuts by Francesco Clements. One of only 300 copies
- Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul by Maya Angelou, published in 2003, illustrated by Dean Mitchell. One of only 400 copies, signed by Mitchell and Wynton Marsalis, who produced an original jazz composition to accompany the book.
Weird Tomes: An Exhibit in Cosmic Horror
Weird Tales cover
On display in the Popular Library through Feb. 10, 2015, this exhibit highlights the literature and artwork of weird fiction. Weird Tales, the pulp magazine that defines this genre, is the highlight of the display, complemented by several books by weird authors and artists such as H.P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Lee Brown Coye, and Frank Utpatel. Board games based on strange tales are also on display. Information about the history of weird fiction, the history of Arkham House Publishing, and a list of weird literature available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County supplement the exhibit.
For additional information about any of the exhibits listed, please call our Programs & Exhibits Coordinator at 513-369-6944.