21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati 21c Museum Hotel is a multi-venue contemporary art museum, an award-winning 156-room boutique hotel, and the home of Metropole restaurant.
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Today we’re looking back fondly at past Pride celebrations with our team and community 💛🐧
06/11/2021

Today we’re looking back fondly at past Pride celebrations with our team and community 💛🐧

Come party with the Yellow Penguins Saturday, June 26th from 4-8pm in Gano Alley! Bring the whole family by for dancing,...
06/10/2021

Come party with the Yellow Penguins Saturday, June 26th from 4-8pm in Gano Alley! Bring the whole family by for dancing, face painting, bubbles and more. We’ll have slushies for the kids and craft beer + White Claw floats for the grownups. Come hungry and enjoy all your summer grill out favorites with the team at Metropole. After the party is over, stick around and enjoy our featured Pride cocktail on the roof in support of Transform Cincy.

Event is free to attend. Learn more and RSVP 🌈 https://fal.cn/3fY2s

Come party with the Yellow Penguins Saturday, June 26th from 4-8pm in Gano Alley! Bring the whole family by for dancing, face painting, bubbles and more. We’ll have slushies for the kids and craft beer + White Claw floats for the grownups. Come hungry and enjoy all your summer grill out favorites with the team at Metropole. After the party is over, stick around and enjoy our featured Pride cocktail on the roof in support of Transform Cincy.

Event is free to attend. Learn more and RSVP 🌈 https://fal.cn/3fY2s

“Upcycling means so much more than just sustainability to me. Our society has been conditioned to see our clothes as com...
06/04/2021
Local Maker Spotlight: Taylor Stewart - 21c Cincinnati

“Upcycling means so much more than just sustainability to me. Our society has been conditioned to see our clothes as completely disposable, drained of any value after a month or two. We are so disconnected from our clothes that we fail to maintain empathy with them. If you’ve ever made a garment, you understand all the cutting, pinning, turning, pressing, sewing, fitting and finessing that needs to go into a creation. A bit of your soul goes into that piece, you cherish it, flaws and all. Now, what if we could pay respect to the craft of the workers producing clothes by not immediately throwing them in a landfill? What if we could pay respect to the resources harvested by actually using them? Upcycling can do both. Let your goods keep telling their story after the first chapter. My goal is to show and inspire others to actually love what they put on their body and to make their clothes last.” - Taylor Stewart

Read our latest blog where we check in with local maker Taylor Stewart: https://fal.cn/3fQcd

Inspired by our current exhibition, Dress Up, Speak Up: Regalia and Resistance, we reached out to local Fashion Designer Taylor Stewart to learn more about how she creates through upcycling with a passion for reducing clothing waste. Taylor Stewart is from Dayton, Ohio and moved to Cincinnati in 201...

In celebration of Pride Month, we're taking a look at Jody Paulsen's "Imaginary Best Friend," which is a portrait of Ame...
06/03/2021

In celebration of Pride Month, we're taking a look at Jody Paulsen's "Imaginary Best Friend," which is a portrait of American Jazz-age celebrity Josephine Baker. In this image, Baker has multiple sets of eyes, wears a highly graphic jacket, and stands against a background of bananas. Entertainer, Civil Rights activist, and French resistance agent during WWII, Baker might be best known for her 1927 performance when she wore only a girdle of bananas. Paulsen imagines Baker—who had multiple relationships with both men and women—within his constructed “homotropical paradise” where sexual difference is celebrated rather than discriminated against.

Jody Paulsen’s brightly colored, felt collages use the nostalgic materials of childhood play to engage in politically and socially relevant subject matter. Inspired by popular culture, politics, and personal experience, Paulsen uses felt to address very adult, often painful subjects, similar to the way a child might use play to process his or her experiences.

In celebration of Pride Month, we're taking a look at Jody Paulsen's "Imaginary Best Friend," which is a portrait of American Jazz-age celebrity Josephine Baker. In this image, Baker has multiple sets of eyes, wears a highly graphic jacket, and stands against a background of bananas. Entertainer, Civil Rights activist, and French resistance agent during WWII, Baker might be best known for her 1927 performance when she wore only a girdle of bananas. Paulsen imagines Baker—who had multiple relationships with both men and women—within his constructed “homotropical paradise” where sexual difference is celebrated rather than discriminated against.

Jody Paulsen’s brightly colored, felt collages use the nostalgic materials of childhood play to engage in politically and socially relevant subject matter. Inspired by popular culture, politics, and personal experience, Paulsen uses felt to address very adult, often painful subjects, similar to the way a child might use play to process his or her experiences.

We see you. And we couldn't be more proud.⁠ Happy Pride🌈⁠ Visit our website https://fal.cn/3fMJk for more info on how yo...
06/01/2021

We see you. And we couldn't be more proud.⁠ Happy Pride🌈⁠

Visit our website https://fal.cn/3fMJk for more info on how you can celebrate with the Yellow Penguins this month in support of Transform Cincy, a local nonprofit committed to providing trans and gender non-conforming youth in Cincinnati a “free closet” to exchange their old wardrobe for a new one.

We see you. And we couldn't be more proud.⁠ Happy Pride🌈⁠

Visit our website https://fal.cn/3fMJk for more info on how you can celebrate with the Yellow Penguins this month in support of Transform Cincy, a local nonprofit committed to providing trans and gender non-conforming youth in Cincinnati a “free closet” to exchange their old wardrobe for a new one.

☀️ Dreaming of rooftop views? How about some bourbon too? Cocktail Terrace at 21c has you covered -- enjoy a special Mem...
05/28/2021

☀️ Dreaming of rooftop views? How about some bourbon too? Cocktail Terrace at 21c has you covered -- enjoy a special Memorial Day flight by our friends at New Riff Distilling this weekend!

Open Wed-Thurs 5-10pm // Fri-Sat 5-12pm

Great photo, @tarrbearr95!

#cincyrooftop #cincygram #queencity

☀️ Dreaming of rooftop views? How about some bourbon too? Cocktail Terrace at 21c has you covered -- enjoy a special Memorial Day flight by our friends at New Riff Distilling this weekend!

Open Wed-Thurs 5-10pm // Fri-Sat 5-12pm

Great photo, @tarrbearr95!

#cincyrooftop #cincygram #queencity

It’s the perfect weekend for a picnic! Need some tips on where to go? We got you. Here's our Top 7 spots for a picnic in...
05/27/2021

It’s the perfect weekend for a picnic! Need some tips on where to go? We got you. Here's our Top 7 spots for a picnic in Cincy: https://fal.cn/3fEMm

Pro-tip: level up your picnic with a Feast by Metropole picnic basket: https://fal.cn/3fEMn

📷 Disclaimer: This photo was taken in the winter. We know the weather is unpredictable these days, but trust us, the trees are full of life (maybe some cicadas too) and we’ve got a beautiful May weekend ahead of us 😉

It’s the perfect weekend for a picnic! Need some tips on where to go? We got you. Here's our Top 7 spots for a picnic in Cincy: https://fal.cn/3fEMm

Pro-tip: level up your picnic with a Feast by Metropole picnic basket: https://fal.cn/3fEMn

📷 Disclaimer: This photo was taken in the winter. We know the weather is unpredictable these days, but trust us, the trees are full of life (maybe some cicadas too) and we’ve got a beautiful May weekend ahead of us 😉

It’s #InternationalMuseumDay! What better way to celebrate than by taking an Instagram-worthy “Healing Tiles” 📸? So stop...
05/18/2021

It’s #InternationalMuseumDay! What better way to celebrate than by taking an Instagram-worthy “Healing Tiles” 📸? So stop by and make your mark… and tag us! Reserve your (always free) museum visit: https://fal.cn/3fsSe

Great photo, @deekayef!

#cincinnati #queencity #artmuseum #interactiveart #contemporaryart

It’s #InternationalMuseumDay! What better way to celebrate than by taking an Instagram-worthy “Healing Tiles” 📸? So stop by and make your mark… and tag us! Reserve your (always free) museum visit: https://fal.cn/3fsSe

Great photo, @deekayef!

#cincinnati #queencity #artmuseum #interactiveart #contemporaryart

05/13/2021

Wow Condé Nast Traveler, you’ve stunned us again. All nine 21c properties are up for the annual Readers’ Choice Awards! ⁠Travel certainly has looked a lot different over the last year, and we're honored to be nominated and amongst such great company. ⁠Thanks to our fans and loyal guests, we were named #1 Hotel in the Midwest, #8 in the US and #21 in the World last year! With your help, we can do it again. If you have time to vote, please share your love for our flock! 💛🐧

Vote now: https://www.cntraveler.com/rca/vote

Celebrating one of Cincinnati's most colorful characters and the world's strongest man, Henry Holtgrewe, a German immigr...
05/13/2021

Celebrating one of Cincinnati's most colorful characters and the world's strongest man, Henry Holtgrewe, a German immigrant, local entrepreneur, and resident of OTR, "this bold mural design draws inspiration from turn-of-the-century commercial advertisements, catching the eye with ornate details that recall the Italianate architectural style of the surrounding neighborhood. Panels of text in the center recall the folklore surrounding Henry and his beloved Over-the-Rhine community. Illustrations feature his remarkable appearance and amazing feats of strength, including the time he lifted the entire Cincinnati Reds baseball team with his back! " - ArtWorks Cincinnati

Pictured: "The Cincinnati Strong Man: Henry Holtgrewe" by Jason Snell. In partnership with 3CDC and OTR Chamber.

Find this mural at 1215 Vine Street!

Celebrating one of Cincinnati's most colorful characters and the world's strongest man, Henry Holtgrewe, a German immigrant, local entrepreneur, and resident of OTR, "this bold mural design draws inspiration from turn-of-the-century commercial advertisements, catching the eye with ornate details that recall the Italianate architectural style of the surrounding neighborhood. Panels of text in the center recall the folklore surrounding Henry and his beloved Over-the-Rhine community. Illustrations feature his remarkable appearance and amazing feats of strength, including the time he lifted the entire Cincinnati Reds baseball team with his back! " - ArtWorks Cincinnati

Pictured: "The Cincinnati Strong Man: Henry Holtgrewe" by Jason Snell. In partnership with 3CDC and OTR Chamber.

Find this mural at 1215 Vine Street!

05/06/2021
Penguin Passport

Ready to hit the road and experience some truly amazing destinations (ours included)? Do it in style with a Penguin Passport in hand!⁠

Modeled after our Founders Tour last fall, Penguin Passport is an opportunity for 21c fans to see all nine hotels and get rewarded with great swag and ALL loyalty points along the way. The first 250 to sign up will be selected for the program!

Register: https://fal.cn/3fbzp

Thank you, Ohio Magazine for stopping by along your art-inspired road trip!
05/04/2021
Great Ohio Road Trips | Ohio Magazine

Thank you, Ohio Magazine for stopping by along your art-inspired road trip!

Join us on an art-inspired journey throughout the Buckeye State. We’ve teamed with Ohio. Find It Here. to introduce you to can’t-miss museums, amazing public murals, inspiring artists, incredible architecture and roadside sculptures you won’t want to miss.

Come make your mark on Brian Knep's "Healing Tiles" Our museum is free to attend and open daily. Head to our website htt...
04/29/2021

Come make your mark on Brian Knep's "Healing Tiles"

Our museum is free to attend and open daily. Head to our website https://fal.cn/3f2aL to schedule your visit.

Photo throwback by @thelisareid on Instagram

#21cmuseum #brianknep #cincinnati

Come make your mark on Brian Knep's "Healing Tiles"

Our museum is free to attend and open daily. Head to our website https://fal.cn/3f2aL to schedule your visit.

Photo throwback by @thelisareid on Instagram

#21cmuseum #brianknep #cincinnati

Ease back into travel with a city full of art, craft beer, delicious food and good people. Trust us, there's a reason wh...
04/28/2021

Ease back into travel with a city full of art, craft beer, delicious food and good people. Trust us, there's a reason why Cincinnati made Travel + Leisure’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021 list. So come visit our city and save up to 15% on your stay!

Learn more 👉 https://fal.cn/3f0nS

Ease back into travel with a city full of art, craft beer, delicious food and good people. Trust us, there's a reason why Cincinnati made Travel + Leisure’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021 list. So come visit our city and save up to 15% on your stay!

Learn more 👉 https://fal.cn/3f0nS

“I address the demonization of black men in my work, in part. However, I only speak about the black men I know personall...
04/21/2021
BLACK BOX with Michael Coppage - 21c Cincinnati

“I address the demonization of black men in my work, in part. However, I only speak about the black men I know personally who shape my experience of who black men are. The twelve men in the photos and the additional four in the podcast all represent a diverse cross-section of who black men are and can be. In direct opposition to the predominant narrative these men are doctors, businessmen, students, trainers, artists, coaches, mentors, multi-racial, queer, actors, teachers, scholars, pastors, fathers, advocates and the list goes on. These men represent how healthy, engaged and present black men are. They represent me in a way that fills me with pride, informs my role in society and instills confidence in my ability to become and obtain what I want for myself regardless of the obstacles.” - Michael Coppage

One of the goals of artist Michael Coppage's “BLACK BOX” project is to help demystify and re-humanize black men by creating experiences for attendees that outweigh what they have “learned” during their enculturation process. By making people more aware of how we use and view colors we become more educated and aware of the social impact. Learn more about this mural: https://fal.cn/3eQWI

Come see the newly installed mural by Coppage in Gano Alley -- absorb the imagery, scan the QR codes in the piece and see why “BLACK BOX” is sharing wall space with our other murals. Join us Friday, April 23rd at 4pm for an unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with Vibe Cincinnati. There will be opportunity for an informal meet & greet with the artist post-ribbon cutting. Guests will enjoy music performed by Black Brass before and after the ceremony. RSVP here 👉 https://fal.cn/3eQWH

The new BLACK BOX mural on the side of 21c Cincinnati in Gano Alley is one part of a five-part community impact project designed by artist Michael Coppage to positively highlight Black men, promote understanding and empathy, and foster education and healing. Community members come into a safe space....

You can't get wedding photos like this anywhere else. Let our team help you plan your one-of-a-kind wedding day. Call 51...
04/11/2021

You can't get wedding photos like this anywhere else. Let our team help you plan your one-of-a-kind wedding day. Call 513.578.6612 or email [email protected] to speak with our wedding expert Julie! Learn more: https://fal.cn/3eCM3

Throwback photo by @blomdotcom with Brian Knepp's "Healing Tiles"

You can't get wedding photos like this anywhere else. Let our team help you plan your one-of-a-kind wedding day. Call 513.578.6612 or email [email protected] to speak with our wedding expert Julie! Learn more: https://fal.cn/3eCM3

Throwback photo by @blomdotcom with Brian Knepp's "Healing Tiles"

It's Friday! We're celebrating with this photo of @abigail_von_wrinkles and our Amplifier mural... because CUTE. So many...
04/09/2021

It's Friday! We're celebrating with this photo of @abigail_von_wrinkles and our Amplifier mural... because CUTE. So many things to love about this photo 💛

Oh by the way... we're waiving pet fees now thru June 30, 2021 so we can see more 🐶-filled moments like this. Book offer: https://fal.cn/3eBwz

It's Friday! We're celebrating with this photo of @abigail_von_wrinkles and our Amplifier mural... because CUTE. So many things to love about this photo 💛

Oh by the way... we're waiving pet fees now thru June 30, 2021 so we can see more 🐶-filled moments like this. Book offer: https://fal.cn/3eBwz

One more week until you can step through this portal to experience Metropole cocktails and raw bar with a side of city v...
04/09/2021

One more week until you can step through this portal to experience Metropole cocktails and raw bar with a side of city views on the rooftop Cocktail Terrace 😎 See you April 15! For menus + hours: https://fal.cn/3ezUQ

Mural: "Vibrant Dreams" by KIIK Create from Charlotte, NC and Cincinnati artist Jenny Ustick in partnership with BLDG Refuge.

One more week until you can step through this portal to experience Metropole cocktails and raw bar with a side of city views on the rooftop Cocktail Terrace 😎 See you April 15! For menus + hours: https://fal.cn/3ezUQ

Mural: "Vibrant Dreams" by KIIK Create from Charlotte, NC and Cincinnati artist Jenny Ustick in partnership with BLDG Refuge.

"The sense of belonging, the sense of achievement is evident the minute a teammate puts on their jacket for the first ti...
04/04/2021

"The sense of belonging, the sense of achievement is evident the minute a teammate puts on their jacket for the first time. You see them all over our properties, which not only showcases the pride the teammates have wearing them, but also the amazing tenure we are so lucky to see across our teams." - Steve Wilson⁠

Ever noticed 21c teammates sporting matching varsity jackets? There’s a great story behind them 👉 https://fal.cn/3errU

"The sense of belonging, the sense of achievement is evident the minute a teammate puts on their jacket for the first time. You see them all over our properties, which not only showcases the pride the teammates have wearing them, but also the amazing tenure we are so lucky to see across our teams." - Steve Wilson⁠

Ever noticed 21c teammates sporting matching varsity jackets? There’s a great story behind them 👉 https://fal.cn/3errU

In 2001, The Brooklyn Museum opened a new black photography exhibition which drew a lot of praise and criticism, in larg...
04/02/2021

In 2001, The Brooklyn Museum opened a new black photography exhibition which drew a lot of praise and criticism, in large part because of a piece by artist Renee Cox, entitled Yo Mama's Last Supper in which the composition was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci and the cast inspired by the people of Cox's community. After then mayor Rudi Guiliani called for the forming of a commission to set "decency standards" to keep such works from being shown in any New York museum that received public funds (Cox herself is featured nude in the artwork, playing the role of Jesus) Cox responded by saying "...Christianity is big in the African American community, but there are no representations of us. So, I took it upon myself to include people of color in these classic scenarios." She went on to say, "I have the right to reinterpret the Last Supper as Leonardo da Vinci created the Last Supper with people who look like him."

This tradition of reinterpreting the Last Supper continues today with artists like Vivek Vilasini and Kudzanai Chiurai, who's epic versions of this moment can be found in Gallery 2 & 3 on the second floor of 21c Cincinnati. And similar to Renee Cox two decades ago, Chuirai recreated this scene with African women for his series "We Live in Silence XVI". And in the piece "Last Supper- Gaza", Vivek Vilasini uses 13 of his female students in India to depict a dramatic example of photography mimicking painting in a powerful way.

Pictured in order: Kudzanai Chiurai, "We Live in Silence XVI" Vivek Vilasini, "Last Supper- Gaza," Leonardo da Vinci, "The Last Supper"

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There we were, on our way to downtown Cincinnati. We knew we were going to some place to spend the night after a day of fine food and wine. I had no idea where we would stay. Gentlemen helped us at the curb to take our night gear out of the back of the car and inside the lobby area. They are friendly helpful, cheerful people. The door was held open for us. Thank you sir. My head was down and not paying particular attention to my surroundings. My belly was full and it was the end of a fun and busy day in Cincinnati. The entrance is clean and sharp and I looked up to see a magnificent painting behind the attendants counter. How wonderful... I had a hard time giving attention to the folks at the counter because of the art in front of me. Then I learned that 21c in addition to providing a safe clean place to slumber used their space to feature artists works. The art works on display now represent well thought out combinations of experiences and ideas to the aesthetics. After getting settled I walked around the gallery areas and looked at the high end art. The display of art brings the outside in, what a great idea. On the hotel side everything is very clean and everything worked. The hotel staff are all mannerly intelligent people. Our room was fantastic and the bed is very comfortable which doesn't happen often as a lot of folks know. Ya can't do it all at once so 21c is a great place to make as a home base if you plan on attending the number of great places to eat and to employ the offerings for entertainment by the downtown area. Downtown Cincinnati is clean and safe also and makes me want to visit again. Oh,,,, and by the way, I had the best Negroni on the 21c cocktail terrace, yum. My son tells me there's a new steak house, Losani's, so,,, I'll have to try that. I'll end by saying the, Please, restaurant was very well done.
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Weird vibe here. Would not spend my hard earned money to stay here again. A little to gay for my liking
Weird vibe here. Would not spend my hard earned money to stay here again. A little to gay for my liking
Weird vibe here. Would not spend my hard earned money to stay here again. A little to gay for my liking
Weird vibe here. Would not spend my hard earned money to stay here again. A little to gay for my liking
Weird vibe here. Would not spend my hard earned money to stay here again. A little to gay for my liking
Weird vibe here. Would not spend my hard earned money to stay here again. A little to gay for my liking