CINCINNATI (AP) — Nine colorful glass mosaic murals can be viewed any time at their new home in southwest Ohio.
Cincinnati's murals are now on display in protective cases on an exterior wall at the downtown convention center, with the display officially dedicated Thursday. The 1933 murals by art deco artist Winold Reiss depict Cincinnati manufacturing history, showing workers at companies such as Procter & Gamble and Cincinnati Milling.
The artwork was originally in the Union Terminal train concourse, but was moved in 1973 to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport before the train concourse was razed. They had to move again because of airport terminal demolition plans.
The light-reflecting mosaics were made from small glass pieces and tinted mortar. Each is some 20 feet tall by 20 feet wide and weighs 8 tons.