One time free concert event at the Cincinnati Art Musuem | Arts & Culture
MT. ADAMS, OH (FOX19) - A free concert at the Cincinnati Art Musuem goes hand-in-hand with an exhibit featuring a famous African-American painter.
Visitors on Saturday, August 11 will be moved by the “Modern Spirit” at the Tanner Gospel Concert, featuring the African American Catholic Ministries Gospel Choir from 1-2pm in Fath Auditorium.
Following the concert, experience Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit. The life and career of one of the greatest African American painters is on display through September 9.
The son of a former slave and an African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Bishop, Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) gained international acclaim in the art world of his day. Tanner’s first ever solo exhibition was held in the fall of 1890, right here in Cincinnati. More than a century later, Modern Spirit includes over one hundred pieces, from paintings to rare sculptures, illuminating Tanner’s upbringing in Philadelphia in the years after the Civil War; his modernist invigoration of religious painting deeply rooted in his own faith; and his success as an American expatriate artist at the highest levels of the International art world at the turn of the 20th century.
No tickets are required for the concert and seating is limited, so come early to get a front row seat.
Visitor parking is $4 per vehicle, free for members.