Lyric Gallery & Museum

The Lyric's mission includes celebrating diverse cultures, with special emphasis on African American cultural heritage, through artistic presentation of the highest quality. With our rotating exhibits in our Gallery & Museum, The Lyric is able to highlight the talents of local, regional and national artists, all free of charge for the public to view and enjoy.

Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Group tours available by appointment - call (859) 280-2201 for more information.

In The Lyric's Museum

Rotating Display

In our Museum, The Lyric is extremely proud to feature works of community artists and artist groups who have donated their work to us. These artists represent the diversity and core of our mission, and we are proud to host their work for all of our patrons and supporters to enjoy. Current artists on display: Adan Utrero, Enrique Gonzalez, Agustin Zarate, Jared Owens, Mercedes Harn, 2016 'Artist's Eye' Program Participants.

Coming up in The Lyric Gallery!

‘A Straight Forward View’ 

Elliot Jordan brings an intimate look at acquaintances, friends and students he’s known in his recent past. Using skills and experiences developed over many years as a professional portrait artist and teacher. Jordan displays his talents in charcoal, pastels, acrylics and oil’s. His love for travel and diversity in people is coupled with a strong interest in art history and technique. Though tending toward realism, and strongly influenced by impressionism, his core interest is unique character in common humanity.

Elliott Jordan grew up in Versailles, Kentucky. He has a bachelors degree in art from Murray State University and a Masters degree in Art Education from the University of Kentucky. Jordan worked in Cincinnati public schools for 25 years as an art teacher. He is the owner of Elliott Jordan Studio/Gallery in Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati where he has been for over 25 years. He primarily works in traditional style as well as using mixed media with a more liberal approach to composition and color. Jordans subject matter includes children, black legends, family and celebrities. He has traveled to import art from Ghana, west Africa. Jordan enjoys traveling and is now located part time in the Dominican Republic.

Opening Reception: Sunday, June 16
Gallery Hop: Friday, July 19

Full 2019 Exhibition Schedule:

February 8 - March 22: 'BALANCE FOR BETTER' International Women's Group Exhibition 

April 12 - May 24: 'SAUCE' by Derek King Jr. 

June 14 - August 16: 'A STRAIGHT FORWARD VIEW' by Elliott Jordan 

September 6 - October 4: 'WITHOUT BORDERS' Passion for the Latinx Art Group Exhibition

October 18 - December 13: 'SOUNDS OF ART' by Agustin Zarate

Coming up in The Lyric's Historic Lobby!

More about The Lyric's featured lobby artist: 

The Long Family Exhibit

This exhibit deals with the context of the street, celebrations of different cultures, social life, and art through the eyes of the very young.

The exhibit is multi layered and shows different perspectives from each family member. 

Art has always been a strong part of the Long Family.  We believe in and are passing down to the future generation of artists, the continuation and teaching how art plays an important part in everyone’s life. 

The family members age from 9-71.
The exhibit has paintings, drawings, an original comic strip, collages and photography.

Artist Talk: Friday, June 14, 6:00-8:00 pm. 
Gallery Hop: Friday, July 19