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Cincinnati Art Museum — Cincinnati, Ohio

Sunday › March 12, 2017 › 2:00 pm

The 21st Annual Kreines Lecture on Decorative Art and Design

Cincinnati Art Museum
Fath Auditorium
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202


“The Decorated City: A History of Trade Signs”

FREE. Reservations at 513.721.ARTS or cincinnatiartmuseum.org

Are the bright, neon signs that fill our cities examples of crass consumerism or serious forms of visual communication? Join Martin Treu, author of Signs, Streets, and Storefronts: A History of Architecture and Graphics along America’s Commercial Corridors, as he traces the history of the American trade sign from the late 18th century up to the present day.