Be Moonstruck by the
Fashion of a Female Icon
From Rituals to Runways:
The Art of the Bead
Exhibit Opens Feb. 4
If you don’t have tickets for Cher’s Cincinnati concert on April 7 (or even if you do!) you can still get an up-close look at some of the music icon’s glittering and glamorous costumes at Behringer-Crawford Museum.

Four of Cher’s dazzling beaded outfits will be on display as part of the museum’s newest exhibit, “From Rituals to Runways: The Art of the Bead.” The costumes, mostly created through the tambour beading process, were designed by celebrity Hollywood designer Bob Mackie and worn by the star for the Sonny & Cher TV show and concerts during the 1960s and 1970s.

The exhibit, opening on Tuesday, February 4, will celebrate the art and integral roles that beads have played in society over the centuries, from prayer and devotion, to art, fashion and décor. They’ve been made from wood and stone, bone and tooth, glass, plastic and gemstones – all of which are represented in the exhibit, which runs through May 10.

A number of special activities will take place during the exhibit. For more information or to purchase tickets for any of the events, click below or call the museum at (859) 491-4003.
Learn the Art of Beading
Hands-On Workshops to Begin at BCM
Tambour Beading Workshop with Robert Haven:

This high-fashion, hand-beading technique will be taught by beading master Robert Haven, owner of  Bead Embroidery and Design Studio  in Lexington, KY. Haven has taught master classes in beading around the world and his work has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning, America.” He will conduct three four-day workshops, each on two consecutive weekends starting February 22, March 7 and April 18. Sessions run from 9 :30 a.m. to 4 p. m. on Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. Cost is $380 for BCM members and $400 for non-members, which includes all tools and supplies. Classes are limited to 10 participants.


Beaded Jewelry Workshops:

Learn how to create your own necklaces, earrings and bracelets in “Bodacious B’s Beadathons,” classes taught by Becky Hancock, owner of St. Theresa Textile Trove. Two four-day advanced classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3-6 and March 31-April 3. Cost is $180 for BCM members and $200 for non-members and includes all tools and supplies with additional materials available for purchase. Three one-day beginner’s classes will also be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24, April 14 and April 29. Cost is $40 for BCM members and $50 for non-members, including supplies and tools. Participants should bring a lunch. Class limit: 12.

Beaded Flower Workshops:

Using beads and wire, learn how to create delicate and beautiful beaded blossoms in sessions led by Caren Cohen. Children aged 8-15 can make a Victorian beaded flower that can fastened onto a bobby pin or “planted” in a small pot. The class will take place from 1-3 pm. Saturday, March 21. Cost: $20 for BCM members; $25 for nonmembers. Adults aged 16 and over can craft a French beaded rose that can be used in jewelry, bridal bouquets or arrangements. Noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 4. Cost: $40 for BCM members and $45 for nonmembers.
Chippie's Sensational Science Labs:
STEAM With Beads
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1-2 p.m.
Explore science using patterns with barrel-shaped, plastic pony beads, making an abacus and conducting child-friendly experiments.

The Chippie programs introduce science to children aged 3 to 5 in this fun and educational monthly series, which incorporates S.T.E.A.M. elements and age-appropriate experiments!

Cost: museum admission plus $3 lab fee per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration required: Register online at: https://Chippie2520.givesmart.com or call (859) 491-4003.
Art Through the Eyes of our Curator
Curator of Collections Jason French shares some vibrant art pieces by the late Wolfgang Ritschel and some of the story behind his paintings.

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Facebook to see Jason's latest discoveries at BCM. Click on image to watch video.
Devou Drive Closed for Drainage Project
If you're visiting the park from Downtown, you may have to use another route. Devou Drive has been closed for a stormwater improvement project.
 
The closure affects the part of Devou Drive between Western Avenue and its intersection with Rotary Lane and Haven Gillespie Boulevard within the park. The project involves the rebuilding of the stormwater collection system and is estimated to take nearly a month to finish.
2020 Two-Headed Calf Awards
Tickets Now Available Online
The 2020 Two-Headed Calf award recipients will be honored at an awards dinner and gala at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 9 at Northern Kentucky University's Votruba Student Union Ballroom. The event will include dinner, cocktails, live music, a silent auction, raffles and free parking, in addition to the fun awards celebration. All-inclusive tickets are $100 per person or $800 for a table of eight.  For reservations, call 859-491-4003 or purchase tickets online HERE .
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