Current Season



The Carnegie Galleries are open Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm during exhibitions.


SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 – JULY 1, 2018

Andrey Kozakov: Trading Room

Installation Gallery

Cincinnati-based, Ukranian-born artist creates a fantastical, interactive environment in secret rooms expand into more rooms and compartments that hold curios and surprises.

My Arms are Like Joy Joy Joy Joy!

Duveneck & Reiveschl Galleries

Derek Franklin is a visiting artist and curator based in Portland, OR. Based on an extensive series of studio visits with artists from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, Franklin has organized a show that will examine prevailing themes that emerged from those visits combined with work from artists that he selects from outside of this region.





Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 5-8pm

The Other Thing

Rotunda Gallery

Organized with painter Michael Stillion, this exhibition highlights artists that are bending disciplines and moving between sculpture, drawing, painting, film/video, craft and performance. Drawings disguised as sculptures, quilts appearing to be paintings, paintings as video all seeking to upend expectations and subvert how artistic media behave.

text & subtext & big deal:
Diana Duncan Holmes, Timothy Riordan, Wendy Collin Sorin, Casey Riordan Millard

Hutson Gallery

Visual artist, Diana Duncan Holmes and the late poet, Timothy Riordan, created text and photo-based art both individually and collaboratively. This exhibition documents the last collaboration before Riordan’s death in 2015. Based on Riordan’s poem simulacrum, Duncan Holmes, Wendy Collin Sorin and Casey Riordan Millard reimagined and rearranged the 60 page poem into 120 artworks and an audio recording accompanied by a reading of the poem.

DECEMBER 1, 2017 – FEBRUARY 4, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, December 1, 2017 | 5-8pm

Studio Open 2       

Rotunda Gallery

Continuing and expanding on last season’s exhibition, Studio Open 2, exhibits works by recent graduates of fine arts programs from universities across the region. These are the artists who will move on to contribute to the arts communities in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and beyond. Works will be presented in all disciplines and demonstrate the strength of emerging artists in this area.


Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts Scholarship Winners:

Kennedie Nelson, Adrian Partridge, Maddie Schowalter

Hutson Gallery

The Kentucky GSA is a highly competitive program that offers high school sophomores and juniors a three-week intensive seminar in a variety of creative disciplines. Each year the Carnegie selects three students from this program to award a scholarship and exhibition. The Kentucky GSA has been a catalyst for many young artists who go on to make meaningful contributions to arts communities around the world. The Carnegie has exhibited numerous artists who cite their involvement in the GSA as a foundational experience in their artistic careers.

FEBRUARY 9, 2018
12th Annual Art of Food

The Carnegie’s annual Art of Food exhibition brings the Tri-State’s top chefs and artists together to demonstrate how food may be a complete sensory experience. Attendees will enjoy delicious culinary creations by the area’s top chefs while enjoying culinary-inspired art by local and regional artists.

MARCH 2 – APRIL 29, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 2018 | 5-8pm

It’s a Beautiful Mess

Rotunda Gallery  

Organized with artist/curator Krista Gregory, It’s a Beautiful Mess focuses on the way in which an artist’s studio process is translated into a gallery setting. A particular question the show addresses is can objects made in a working studio or even a domestic setting communicate the same pure ideas when displayed in the white box of a gallery. Gregory presents these artists in ways that highlight and also blur those different environments as installations and objects bleed into each other.

Not to Scale   

Hutson Gallery

Anissa Lewis and Mary Clare Rietz create work that is rooted in participation and social interactions that explore neighborhoods, the people that inhabit and activate those neighborhoods and the challenges they face. In this exhibition the artists will examine the area around The Carnegie as the foundation to build their work.

Support for this project provided by City of Covington, Center for Great Neighborhoods and TANK.


MAY 11 – JULY 1, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 2018 | 5-8pm

Swap Meet

Rotunda Gallery  

Swap Meet is organized with the creative team behind Thunder-Sky, Inc – an unconventional gallery based in Northside. For this exhibition, artists will be invited to exhibit unfinished or unwanted works from their studios that, over the course of the exhibition other artists will complete or “fix” for them. This process-based exhibition will be developed as an open call resulting in a diverse and wild mix of styles and approaches to art making.

Kids That Rock                   

Hutson Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the multi-disciplinary work made by the students and participants of The Carnegie’s Education Department and outreach efforts.