America’s Epic Treasures featuring Preternatural by Michael Scott
Now Open through January 8, 2023
Entry: Included with Museum Admission | Location: Union Terminal
An immersive exhibition inspired by the beauty of natural landscapes and the destructive and rejuvenating nature of the elements
America’s Epic Treasures featuring Preternatural by Michael Scott showcases 32 major works in an immersive exhibition inspired by the beauty of natural landscapes and the destructive and rejuvenating nature of the elements. Vibrant colors and skillful execution create dynamic textures and compositions that draw you into the artwork, evoking a greater appreciation for the magic and mystery of nature.
Accompanying Scott’s works are a dozen pieces from Cincinnati Museum Center’s own collections, featuring local landscapes by artists including Rudolph Tschudi, John Casper Wild, William Louis Sonntag and Robert S. Duncanson. The artwork, primarily from the 19th century, includes views of Cincinnati from across the river in Covington, Newport and Forest Hills, as well as the Mill Creek, Burnet Woods, Ault Park and more. A selection of animal specimens and fossils will connect the natural worlds depicted in the artwork.
Also featured in the exhibition is "Regeneration," a multimedia installation that examines the link between racial justice and climate change through the lens of indigenous peoples. Curated by musician Erin Fung and Sahtu Dene filmmaker Tate Juniper, the installation explores indigenous perspectives on changing landscapes, the magnitude of the erasure of First Nations people and the global impact of local plastics production and pollution. "Regeneration" offers authentic dialogue between hunters, artists, elders and youth in an immersive recreation of a roundtable discussion and in individual interviews within the northern community of Inuvik, Northwest Territories.
America’s Epic Treasures featuring Preternatural by Michael Scott is included with museum admission.
America’s Epic Treasures featuring Preternatural by Michael Scott is generously supported by Marilyn J. Scripps, Phillip and Whitney Long and Helen and Brian Heekin.
"Regeneration" is funded through a 2022 Black and Brown Artist Grant from ArtsWave. Fung is one of 22 BIPOC artists creating projects this year that explore the theme of "truth and reconciliation."
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Art Meets Science
In this series, CMC's Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology, Dr. Brenda Hunda, talks about art and science with Michael Scott, the artist behind Preternatural, featured in America's Epic Treasures.