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We are pleased to invite you to join 1628 Ltd. to view our newest exhibition, Queen City Visual Narrative: An Exploration of Cincinnati’s Iconography. 

Free Public Opening Event on 

Saturday, December 4th

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Link to event Tickets HERE

1628 Ltd., 11 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Queen City Visual Narrative features 18 local and regional artists, Maria Beltsos, Annabel Biernat, James Billiter, Denise Burge, Evan Carroll, Katlin Combs, Brad Davis, Faith Denny, Jim Effler, Asa Featherstone IV, Katherine Gibson, C. Matthew Hamby, Rob Jefferson, Lily Kroencke, Richard Luschek II, Michael Roller, Krista Sheneman, and Brett M. Sutton.

For over 200 years Cincinnati has maintained its reputation for being known as a midwestern hub for arts, culture, food, sports, and history. Although Cincinnati started from humble beginnings, it soon became an epicenter for trade, coining the nicknames “Porkopolis” and “Queen City.” To this day Cincinnati is one of the fastest-growing midwest cities. 

Cincinnati’s day-to-day citizens would tell you that the Queen City is much more than sports and chili. Cincinnati’s spirit lies within its people, within the hidden gems scattered about the city, and within its rich history.  Queen City Visual Narrative: An Exploration of Cincinnati’s Iconography shines a light on both highly recognizable landmarks to lesser-known iconography throughout the city: both being pivotal in painting the picture of what makes Cincinnati the “Queen City.”

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The Winter 2021 exhibition will be on view from November 22nd, 2021 – February 25th, 2022. 


Opening Guidelines:

The official opening date for the exhibition will be Saturday, December 4th from 12 PM – 3 PM. Our opening event will be broken up into three-time slots (12 PM, 1 PM, & 2 PM). This is a free ticketed event. Tickets are required to attend the exhibition to manage the number of guests in the facility at a time. 

Each session will last 45 minutes and will have a maximum of 40 entrants per session with ample space to social distance. After each session, the facility will be sanitized. 1628 is committed to making our gallery a place where visitors can come and feel safe, comfortable, and healthy. 

Social distancing guidelines to prioritize the safety of our guests are as follows:.

  • We will be limiting the number of guests allowed into the gallery to 40 at one time to allow for proper distancing. 
  • All non-vaccinated patrons will be required to wear masks when inside the facility as well as maintaining a six-foot distance from those not in your party. 
  • We highly encourage vaccinated patrons to also wear a mask; though this is optional.
  • Sanitation stations will be provided for guests to sanitize their hands if they choose. 
  • Anyone feeling unwell should postpone their visit for another time.
  • We will not be hosting a food and beverage service. 
  • The pieces in the exhibition will be numbered to promote a steady flow of guests throughout the facility. 
  • The exhibition opening will occur on Saturday, December 4th from 12 PM-3 PM, but the exhibition will remain up until the end of February in order to encourage guests to come after opening day. 
  • The exhibition will be digitally scanned so that viewers may also enjoy the exhibition virtually. 

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