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Hamilton, OH – Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is proud to present “Love is Love:  Selections from the Michelle and Sara Vance Waddell Collection.” 

Selections from the collection of the prominent Cincinnati art collector – Sara Vance Waddell – will be exhibited at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park.  Curated by Maria Seda-Reeder, the exhibition “Love is Love” examines different facets of love, highlighting how artists, through various media, portray the complexity of the subject of love.  The exhibition opens Sunday, March 8th – commemorating International Women’s Day and the collection itself which prominently features female artists. 

Sara Vance Waddell commented, “I was thrilled when Sean FitzGibbons approached me about an exhibition at Pyramid Hill featuring our art by women artists for International Women’s Day in March. It’s important for these works to be shown at this time in our world, and having a chance to work with such an amazing curator as Maria Seda-Reeder makes it even more special.”  

Sara Vance Waddell began collecting art in the late 1990’s.  Since then her collection has grown to include work by modern and contemporary female superstars ranging from Carollee Schneemann to Cindy Sherman.  No stranger to loaning out her collection, Vance Waddell has seen pieces she owns in shows at Tate Modern, MOMA and other institutions including universities like Wright State and Miami University.  Sara has also sat on the board of various art organizations including the Ohio Arts Council, the Carnegie, the Contemporary Art Center and the Cincinnati At Museum. 

Maria Seda-Reeder, who curated the show stated, "The works on view in 'Love is Love' highlight the ways in which Sara and Michelle have long supported the work of living women artists from around the globe.  It is always a pleasure and honor to work with their incredible collection."

Seda-Reeder is an independent curator and writer who serves as Exhibition Coordinator at Wave Pool Gallery and full-time lecturer at UC's College of DAAP.  She has written for various art publications and curated national and regional shows including exhibitions at the Weston Art Gallery and the Contemporary Arts Center. 

“We are incredibly privileged to showcase selections from the Vance Waddell collection at Pyramid Hill for our first gallery show of 2020.  The exhibition process has been exciting, getting to see so many fantastic works by prominent contemporary artists. Pyramid Hill is thrilled to continue cultivating relationships with collectors and members of the Cincinnati’s dynamic arts community.” says Pyramid Hill Executive Director Sean FitzGibbons, “Additionally, to have ‘Love is Love’ open on International Women’s Day is incredibly meaningful for everyone involved in this project.”   


Pyramid Hill will also host an opening reception for “Love is Love:  Selections from the Michelle and Sara Vance Waddell Collection” at its at Ancient Sculpture Museum and Contemporary Gallery.  This event will begin at 4:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  Visitors can also attend the artist walk for “BORDERS” by Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir (Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir) at 2:00 p.m. on March 8th   

For additional information, please contact Gabi Roach | Project Manager | | 513.868.8336


About Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum:

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum brings people to art in nature. The park features over 60 pieces of monumental outdoor sculpture in a natural setting of hills, meadows and forests. The Ancient Sculpture Museum features Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian, and Egyptian sculpture dating to 1550 B.C. General Admission for the park is $8 for adults $3 for children.


Thank you to our sponsors: ArtsWave and The Hamilton Community Foundation.



Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

1763 Hamilton-Cleves Rd.

Hamilton, OH

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