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See, listen and speak clearly with powerful multimedia art addressing equality and the power of joy. Cincinnati Art Museum will present Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… the first comprehensive mid-career survey of the work of this influential artist from Sept. 4 through Nov. 8.

The exhibition encompasses 20 years of Thomas’ career, during which the artist has explored how the visual languages of popular culture, advertising and media shape society and individual perspective, structuring and trading upon notions of race and gender.

Through photography, sculpture, video and collaborative projects, Thomas invites viewers to examine the role of everyday imagery in perpetuating ideas and to become active participants in the process of dismantling bias.

All Things Being Equal contains more than 90 works including Thomas’ early photographic series, sculptures and multi-media works that reinterpret the photographic record of historic twentieth-century events, monumental textile works constructed from reclaimed prison uniforms and athletic jerseys, interactive video installations and public art projects. The works demonstrate an innovative exploration of photography, as well as ongoing critical examination of advertising and pop culture as it relates to social justice.

Tickets for All Things Being Equal…  are free for museum members and will soon be available for purchase by the general public at the Cincinnati Art Museum front desk and online at

The Cincinnati Art Museum will offer free admission to the opening weekend of new special exhibition Friday, Sept. 4–Sunday, Sept. 6. This free access was made possible by additional support from the PNC Foundation.

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