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Put on your petticoat, polish your handlebar mustache and get ready to travel back to the 1890s! Our art guru gives us the inside scoop on this Friday’s fun event.


Celebrate Art After Dark: Cin City as the Cincinnati Art Museum celebrates the “naughty nineties.”

Experience the sights, sounds and tastes that exemplify the Queen City in the “naughty nineties” at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art After Dark: Cin City, a FREE evening event on Friday, May 26, 5–9 p.m.

Cin City will feature live music from The Hot Magnolias, dance performances from Pones, food for purchase from Graeter’s Ice Cream, The Chili Hut and Terrace Café, specialty cocktails for purchase (guests 21+), and after-hours access to the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions including:

Powerful film installation More Sweetly Play the Dance by contemporary South African artist William Kentridge.

Celebrated exhibition Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color & Light with Tiffany windows and lamps that highlight the contributions of Tiffany Studio artists.

Join local author, historian and blogger Greg Hand (former University of Cincinnati Associate Vice President for Public Relations) for Cincinnati in the “Naughty Nineties,” featuring a narrated visual exploration of a decade when Cincinnati really was “Cin City” at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Fath Auditorium. These free lectures look at Cincinnati’s somewhat-seedy past thanks to Cincinnati Magazine (celebrating their 50th anniversary). The magazine’s May issue takes a look at modern-day Cincinnati After Dark.

Art After Dark is a family-friendly event featuring FREE admission and parking. To learn more, visit Art After Dark is presented by PNC. Additional sponsors include CFM, WVXU and CityBeat.