5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Carnegie

As the largest and only multidisciplinary arts venue in Northern Kentucky, The Carnegie holds The Carnegie Galleries, the Eva G. Farris Education Center, and the Otto M. Budig Theatre. Did you know any of these other facts about this organization:

 

  1. The Carnegie is the first organization in NKY to offer a CSA, Community Supported Arts, program. Much like community-supported agriculture, shareholders receive a “farm box” of artwork created by local artists.
  2. The Carnegie, with Kenton County School District, is one of 11 teams selected in 2014 from across the nation to participate in the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Institute in Washington, D.C. The three-year program will help to expand and strengthen The Carnegie’s professional development opportunities for teachers.
  3. The Carnegie’s production of CHICAGO received the 2013-14 “Outstanding Musical” award from the League of Cincinnati Theatres, along with accolades for “Best Actress in a Musical,” ”Best Choreographer” and “Best Director.” This was the second consecutive season in which a musical at The Carnegie took the LCT’s top honor.
  4. Located in the heart of historic Covington, KY, The Carnegie is one of the Tri-State’s premier arts and events venues, facilitating 150 events and performances each year. The Beaux-arts style building was donated by Andrew Carnegie at the turn of the 20th century. The Carnegie is one of a handful of libraries built by Andrew Carnegie that also included an auditorium/town hall.
  5. In November 2014, The Carnegie will open the first exhibition to bring together all forty works from the first four Cincinnati Portfolios created by Mark Patsfall/Clay Street Press. The exhibition serves as a survey of some of the most interesting artists working in the region over the past 30 years.

Play, connect, and discover at The Carnegie! Enjoy the Arts members receive $2 off Theater Series and Carnegie in Concert and $3 off admission to Gallery Openings! Find out what’s going on at The Carnegie at their website here!

-JB

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Jump on the Bandwagon - Enjoy an ETA Membership!

Thinking about an Enjoy the Arts membership but just haven’t gotten around to it yet? Here are 3 great reasons why you should jump on the bandwagon before these deals are gone! http://enjoythearts.org/events

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1.Contemporary Arts Center: Stop by to check out “Buildering: Misbehaving the City” before this exhibition leaves September 18th and enjoy half-price admission for you and a guest.

2. Cincinnati Ballet: Childhood favorite “Peter Pan” comes to the Aronoff Center for the Arts stage while you sit back, relax, and enjoy 2 half-price tickets to the show available this November.

3. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company: 2 Complimentary tickets will be available this November for “Comedy of Errors” while they last! Additional ETA exclusive 15% discounts will be available for the remainder of open seats.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cincinnati Boychoir

The Cincinnati Boychoir is an exciting organization that incorporates singers from school districts across the city. Did you know they are getting ready to celebrate their 50th season in March? Here are some other things you may not have known about this organization:

  1. Boys from the Cincinnati Boychoir come from more than 80 schools around Cincinnati.
  2. The average 12-year-old boy in the Cincinnati Boychoir has a three-octave range.
  3. The Cincinnati Boychoir has sent six boys - the most from any American city - to the world-famous Vienna Boys’ Chorus.
  4. In 2015, the Boychoir will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first Boychoir rehearsal - March 6, 1965.
  5. One Boychoir member has been nominated for 4 Grammy awards - for jazz piano!

Keep an eye out for upcoming events with Cincinnati Boychoir for the 2014-2015 season on our website.

-JB

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Contemporary Arts Center

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Located on the corner of 6th and Walnut, the Contemporary Art Center is located in a sleek modern building that you can’t miss. As a non-collecting institution, their exhibitions are ever-changing which allows room to please all audiences! Did you know any of these other facts about CAC?

  1. The Contemporary Arts Center was founded by 3 women in 1939 – Peggy Frank Crawford, Rita Rentschler Cushman and Betty Pollak Rauh.
  2. The CAC was first known as the Modern Art Society.  The name “Contemporary Arts Center” was formally adopted in 1956.
  3. The CAC was originally located in the Cincinnati Art Museum.  It didn’t move out until 1962.
  4. In 1975 the CAC was chosen to represent the United States at the XIII Bienal in São Paulo, Brazil.
  5. The CAC’s current home at the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts features over 16,000 sq. feet of exhibitions space.

With family, school, public, and other special events, there is always something going on at the Contemporary Arts Center. For a look at upcoming events, you can take a look at their website here. Remember, Enjoy the Arts members get two half-price admissions!

-JB

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Memorial Hall

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Memorial Hall is located in the heart of Over the Rhine next to Cincinnati Music Hall and across from Washington Park. It houses a small, acoustic theater originally designed for speaking, but also hosts musical events from organizations like the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Check out some other cool facts you may not have known about Memorial Hall:

  1. Memorial Hall was built in 1908 to honor veterans of the Spanish-American and Civil Wars.
  2. Memorial Hall is home to President Lincoln’s Burial Wreath, which hangs in the Gold Room on the first floor.
  3. Memorial Hall was designed by the same architects as Music Hall, Samuel Hanneford and Sons.
  4. Visitors new to Memorial Hall are always surprised that there is a 600-seat, acoustically perfect theatre located on the second floor of the building.
  5. There are nine Virtues of Memorial Hall. Unity, Wisdom, Courage, Martyrdom, Philanthropy, Honor, Maniless and Will. These are listed above the theatre in a hand-painted arch. We surmise that the hand craftsmen, who were sons and grandsons of veterans and sometimes veterans themselves, must have run out of room to include “Womanliness.” Nevertheless there is an entire area the building that is devoted to women. The Gold Room side of the building was considered the women’s side and the Green Room side of the building was considered the men’s side. Thus the building is equally split in half, remaining true the architectural symmetry throughout the building. 

If you would like to learn more please visit Memorial Hall’s history blog visit http://cincinnatimemorialhall.com/history/history-blog/

You can also take a look at Memorial Hall’s website for details on upcoming events for the summer and fall seasons. Enjoy the Arts members receive a $5 discount on tickets!

-JB

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