Current Season



The Carnegie Galleries are open Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm during exhibitions.


Cincinnati Art Book Fair – August 10-12, 2018  |

Prior to the 2018-19 exhibition season, The Carnegie will be the host and co-producer of the 2nd Cincinnati Art Book Fair. The first version took place last year at Anytime Dept and attracted a great audience and 20 independent publishers and art book dealers. This year will feature objects by over 30 independent publishers and galleries, readings, film/video screenings, along with panel talks and receptions held at 21C Cincinnati.

About Anytime Dept: Anytime Dept. is an artist-run curatorial and event programming collaborative founded in 2017 by Rebecca Steele and Lydia Rosenberg in Cincinnati, OH. Curatorial projects emphasize the importance of local exposure to the experimental practices of national artistic communities, while providing artists a space to produce work outside of the immediate pressures of a market. Anytime Dept. works with emerging and mid-career contemporary artists to exhibit work and engage in rigorous projects that support and produce thoughtful dialogues between artists and intellectual communities.


2018-19 Exhibition Season



The Carnegie is excited to reveal its 2018-19 Gallery Season, Open Source, which will feature a new way of programming the historic space. This season, The Carnegie Galleries will present a series of rotating installations and objects selected by a fluid team of curators, artists, collectors, writers, critics, and community organizers from across the region.

Each opening reception will provide an opportunity to see a cross-section of the compelling work being made in this area. This new exhibition model will kick off on Friday, September 7th with a reception from 5:00-8:00 p.m. featuring work selected by an initial team of five curators. Following that reception and throughout the season, additional curators will be invited into The Carnegie and artists’ studios around the region to select new work and re-organize the objects on view in the galleries.


Curatorial Team

Annie Dell’Aria – Assistant Professor of Art History, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Sarabel Santos Negrón – artist, independent curator, Director of Museo de Arte de Bayamón (MAB), Puerto Rico
Linda Schwartz – independent curator and owner Alternate Projects, Cincinnati, OH
CM Turner – artist, writer, independent curator, Cincinnati, OH
Cori Wolff – Director, Longworth-Anderson Series, Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society, Cincinnati, OH


Event and Reception schedule

  • August 10-12 | Cincinnati Art Book Fair
  • September 7 | Open Source 1.1 (opening reception)
  • November 30 | Open Source 1.2 (opening reception)
  • February 22 | Art of Food
  • March 15 | Open Source 1.3 (opening reception)
  • May 31 | Open Source 1.4 (opening reception)

Along with the rotating series of installations and objects that this season presents, two projects have been planned that will provide some context and material for the curatorial teams to engage with.


Forealism Tribe: The Forealism Files
Opening September 7, 2018
The Forealism Files is a FotoFocus Biennial 2018 project



First appearing on Earth in 2012, the Forealism Tribe hails from Another Dimension. This group of inter-dimensional travelers are tourists of Earth and observers of the human condition. Functioning as quasi-anthropologists, they travel to Earth to seek out, discover, view, participate in and learn from human activities, rituals, events, and environments. Throughout their existence, the Forealisms and the humans that they have befriended, have documented their travels, appearances, and adventures in both photographs and video.

The Forealism Files will, for the first time anywhere, present their collected documents and artifacts in an anthropological museum display that will include: large-format “portrait” photographs of key characters; a selection of images documenting interactions and performances; ephemera from their travels; edited video footage of Forealism activities; rotating displays of the character suits; live performances and lectures.

Some locations that the Forealisms have visited and documented include: Documenta 14, Kassel, Germany; Skulptur Projekte, Münster, Germany; Art Basel, Miami Beach 2016; Houston, TX

UNREADABLE: Books as Objects
from the collection of Linda and George Kurz
Opening September 7, 2018

Doug Aitken, Layla Ali, Richard Artschwarger, Katherine Bernhardt, Carroll Dunham, Marcel Dzama, Shepard Fairey, Sam Galls, Neil Farber, Kendell Geers, Jonathan Horowitz, Chris Johanson, Misaki Kawai, Terence Koh, Alexander Liberman, Richard Long, Wangechi Mutu, Bruce Nauman, Van Neistat, Yoko Ono, Niki De Saint Phalle, Rob Pruitt, Gerhard Richter, Tom Sachs, David Shrigley, Haim Steinbach, David Tremlett, Richard Tuttle, Stanley Whitney, Kehinde Wiley.

13th Annual Art of Food
FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Get your fill of good luck — and delicious cuisine — by celebrating the lucky 13th year of THE ART OF FOOD with us on Friday, February 22! Featuring a fortuitous mix of local fare prepared by your favorite Tri-State chefs, this extraordinary evening promises to be full of magical meals, scrumptious superstitions, and much more.


Sky Cubacub: Radical Visibility
Opening March 15, 2019

Radical Visibility is a multi-layered project that will include the design and creation of approximately 50 intensively handmade garments for specific members of the community; conversations with each of these models to determine the type of garment that best serves the needs and desires of that individual; a photo shoot and production of images of selected models to be exhibited in the gallery; an opening performance with the models and gallery visitors; an interactive installation with the garments to be available in the gallery after the performance; publication of a zine and edited video that documents the process and performance to be screened in the gallery following the opening reception.
Sky Cubacub is a Chicago-based artist, designer, performer, and theorist. Cubacub identifies as genderqueer or gender fluid using they/them pronouns. Cubacub is Filipinx and, therefore, also identifies as a queer person of color. They are the creator of Rebirth Garments, a line of wearables for the full spectrum of gender, size, and ability that employs a strategy of Radical Visibility. Radical Visibility is defined by Cubacub as a movement based on claiming our bodies and, through the use of bright colors, exuberant fabrics, and innovative designs demonstrate a refusal to assimilate into a variety of normative practices.