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Truth & Inspiration | Live Events

Presented by Cincinnati Art Museum and ArtsWave at Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH

Jul 16 2022
Truth & Inspiration | Live Events

Join us at the Cincinnati Art Museum on Saturday, July 16 for two live events as part of the 2022 Truth & Inspiration Artist Showcase.

11:30 a.m. | “I am Not Afraid of Spiders” book reading by Ashley Aya Ferguson at the Rosenthal Education Center

Are you afraid of spiders? That’s the question local author Ashley Aya Ferguson wants to discuss. She’ll read from her new children’s picture book, which combines a childhood memory with inspiration from poet Nikki Giovanni to tell a story about why she — well, the main character, actually — is not afraid of spiders.

12:30 p.m. | “Mood Altering” panel discussion by Asha White in the Fath Auditorium 

This event will provide deeper meaning and social context to Mood Altering, a project by Asha the Artist. This panel consists of six professionals working in mental health, clinical social work, public administration, and political science, who will talk about how racism impacts mental health. This discussion highlights the effects of racism on mental health from a clinical perspective and how it infiltrates our social systems. The panel will also provide insight on who is doing the work to make a change, and what we as citizens can do to help.

1:45 p.m. | “Story Share” short film by Kailah Ware and testimonial in the Fath Auditorium

Mixed media artist Kailah Ware’s “Story Share” features local organizations, historians and residents telling stories of resilience and resistance that are a part of the region’s history.

Funding for these events comes through ArtsWave’s Black and Brown artist program. ArtsWave, the region’s engine for the arts, created the program to provide financial support to artists of color in the Cincinnati region to continue to interpret the themes of our times.


Free Admission


Cincinnati Art Museum

953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Parking: FREE. Bike Racks are available outside the Main Entrance of the Art Museum. Hook up to one of our Marcel Duchamp-inspired racks during your visit! Accessible Parking is available in our north parking lot, just past the main visitor parking lot and entrance. Wheelchair + Stroller Entry is available via our DeWitt Entrance, on the east side of the museum, near the accessible parking. Access to the Mary R. Schiff Library + Archives is available via our Castellini Foundation Entrance, just to the right of the main entrance on the west side of the building.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Low Vision
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

Service Animals are welcome in the Art Museum. Please check in with the security guard in the front lobby or at the DeWitt entrance upon arrival.

Tours may be conducted in English, French, Spanish,

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