Rocket Queen: Lloyd Library exhibition sheds modern light on the Civil War

'Wounded Home' features Cincinnati artists

CINCINNATI - Seven Ohio artists have found contemporary relevance with the Civil War in a surprising new exhibition at Cincinnati's Lloyd Library Museum.

“Wounded Home” focuses on the war's impact on home and home life, playing out through an installation fusing history and commentary into a domestic setting inside the library. Artists and curators hope viewers connect the artworks dealing with our troubled past to our conflicts today.

Cincinnati-area artists who made work for the exhibition are Deborah Brod, Saad Ghosn, Celene Hawkins, Kate Kern and Alice Pixley Young. Jenny Fine and Mary Jo Bole, who also contributed, are from Columbus. The Lloyd Library Museum, at 917 Plum St., is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Wounded Home" is on view through Jan. 20, 2014.

In this video, we’ll meet a few of the Cincinnati artists who made work for the show and talk with curators about the exhibition's connection to the museum's mission.

The library's collection includes materials relating primarily to botany, medicine, pharmacy, and science that serve the scientific research community, according to the Lloyd's website. The collection, started by three pharmacist brothers nearly 100 years ago, also includes visual artworks.

While not publicly funded, the library and museum are open to the public. 

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