Cincinnati Union Terminal: Built in 1933 to serve as a center for area rail travel, Union Terminal stands proudly as one of the most impressive examples of art deco architecture in the country.
Robert Flischel, famed Cincinnati photographer, will offer a multimedia presentation giving us a rare glimpse into the pottery installations and facades about town, including some recent discoveries. Over the past thirteen years, he has been photographing the art and architecture of Cincinnati Public Schools’ 45 oldest buildings. His photos are represented in the book “An Expression of the Community: Cincinnati Public Schools’ Legacy of Art and Architecture”.
Terminal: Several mosaic murals can be found in the Terminal’s Rotunda and concourse areas depicting the workings of people in the developing country, forms of transportation from covered wagons to steamships, airplanes and, of course, railroads and landscapes from fields to bustling silver cities. Each mural is 105-feet long and more than 20 feet high. The Rotunda itself boasts the largest half-dome in the western hemisphere, spanning 180 feet and measuring 106 feet high. There is also a spectacular functioning ice cream parlor clad entirely in Rookwood tiles by William Hentschel.
Cincinnati Art Museum:
The AAPA will present a gift to the Museum. The donation, a rare Dallas Charger, will be given in the name of the AAPA, by Bob and Mary Ellen Seery.
Anita Ellis will offer a brief overview of the Cincinnati Wing, before a docent tour of the exhibits. The new wing integrates paintings, sculpture, art pottery, metal work and furniture. We will browse through the ceramic gallery, and tour through the Fountain Room, which houses impressive large-scale Rookwood wall plaques of tile, a mantel and a beautiful fountain that works.
A pre-selected lunch will be served in the Terrace Café and the Garden Courtyard area at the museum.
Indian Hills Art Pottery Collection: A true privilege, we will visit the home of a collector to view a rare collection of Rookwood Pottery.
Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) ‘Architreks’ Tour: We will enjoy a custom ‘talking’ tour, conducted by the CPA, of several sites with a focus on important historical art pottery installations and facades throughout the downtown area. We will make brief stops along the way.
Cincinnati Art Galleries (CAG): We will be treated to a reception in the 1st Floor Gallery where we will have the opportunity to view the paintings and arts and crafts exhibits. We will also be able to preview CAG’s June auction offerings. (www.cincinnatiartgalleries.com).