Treasures of the Natural World
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is pleased to announce the second installment in the Treasures Exhibit Series, Treasures of the Natural World: Nature Art from the Collection of Cincinnati Museum Center, running April 26 – August 18, 2013 in the Cincinnati History Museum. This special exhibit marks a unique collaboration between Cincinnati History Museum and Museum of Natural History & Science. Cincinnati Museum Center has a legacy of celebrating the intersection of science and history. Treasures of the Natural World examines this intersection, in an effort to promote an increased understanding of both disciplines.
Across its rich and textured history, Cincinnati Museum Center has assembled a remarkable collection of art inspired by nature. Honorary curators, John Ruthven and former Museum of Natural History Director, DeVere Burt, have assembled a selection of notable paintings from Cincinnati Museum Center’s own collection, which include works by John James Audubon, Charley Harper, John Ruthven and Robert Verity Clem. Curators have partnered to pair exceptional fine art with items from the Zoology Collections including examples of birds, plants, and other wildlife, which would have served as elements of study and inspiration for artists featured in this exhibition.
As part of a city-wide initiative called Celebrating John A. Ruthven, CET is airing John Ruthven: The Art of Life on the following dates:
May 28 - 8:30pm on CET Arts
May 29 - 8:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm on CET Arts
May 30 - 10:30am, 3:30pm and 10:30pm on CET Arts
June 16 - 6pm on CET
July 17 - 9pm on CET Arts
July 18 - 9am, 2pm and 6pm on CET Arts
July 19 - 11am, 4pm and 11pm on CET Arts