The Great Outdoors
June 10 - September 30, 2018
Celebrate summer with our upcoming exhibit "The Great Outdoors," at an opening reception Sunday, June 10, from 2-4 p.m., at the Behringer-Crawford Museum. "The Great Outdoors" is a salute to all of those exhilarating activities that we enjoy outside the confines of our homes, schools and offices. Take a look back at the outdoor activities of the past in our area, including entries from William Behringer's journals and a display of antique Scout uniforms.The exhibit will be open June 10-October 1, 2018 during regular museum hours. Cost is included with museum admission. Free parking. For more information, call (859) 491-4003.
June 10 - July 29, 2018
"I follow what I call 'the golden rule' of painting. I only paint what interests me. This is being in nature." - Tom Bluemlein. This quote perfectly defines the ethos of Kentucky native and impressionist painter, Tom Bluemlein. The artist has spent his 30-year career creating works that are not only beautiful impressions of nature, but also give the viewer the feeling of the landscape. His unique style uses bold colors and treats a canvas in a way that is similar to a quilt-maker, arranging the brush strokes and than rubbing the edges to blend or "stitch" the colors together. His works provide apt counterpoints to BCM's The Great Outdoors exhibit that is on display beginning on Sunday, June 10th and will run until October 1st, 2018. Tom has apprenticed under several masters and through his workshops and demonstrations continues to give back to the next generation of painters. He is past president of the Cincinnati Art Club, signature member of the Oil Painters of America, Indiana Plein Air Painters, and past president and signature member of the American Impressionist Society. Meet the artist and view his work at the opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 10. Free parking. Cost is included with museum admission.