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My husband and I go on museum dates on a fairly regular basis. I love museums and he tolerates them. I’m a history person and he is interested art and design.
The last exhibition we saw that we both loved was Supply and Demand: 20 Year Retrospective at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. The show featured over 20 years of Shepard Fairey‘s work, including illustrations, screen prints, collages, works of wood, metal and canvas. We went on opening night and stood in line a block away from the museum for about 30 minutes in mid-February 2010. It was cold but the crowd was excited and the music was loud. Did I mention that Shepard Fairey was a DJ at the opening party? It was kind of a big deal. We walked through the exhibition (which was huge) holding hands and found ourselves getting lost in the artwork, having discussions about imagery and messaging and running into friends we hadn’t seen in ages. All in all – it was a stellar date night (and we still talk about).
We even have the exclusive screen print of the Zaha Hadid-designed Contemporary Arts Center signed by Shepard Fairey hanging in our living room to remind us of that night. Swoon.
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