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953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, US

Phone: 5137212787

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Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.

Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions or participate in the museum’s wide range of art-related programs, activities and special events. General admission is always free for all. Museum members receive additional benefits.

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Events

Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer

February 3–May 7, 2023
The Thomas R. Schiff Gallery (Gallery 234)
Ticketed. Free for Members.
Friends of Photography

How well do we know iconic American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe? Scholars have examined her paintings, home, library, letters, and even her clothes. Yet, despite O’Keeffe’s long and complex association with the American photographic avant garde, no previous exhibition has explored her work as a photographer.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer presents nearly 100 photographs by the artist, together with a complementary selection of paintings and drawings. These works illuminate O’Keeffe’s use of the camera to further her modernist vision, showing how she embraced photography as a unique artistic practice and took ownership of her relationship with the medium.

Discover, for the first time, O’Keeffe’s eloquent and perceptive photographic vision.

When: February 3, 2022 11:00AM - May 7, 2023 5:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art

November 11, 2022–February 5, 2023
Western & Southern Galleries (Galleries 232 and 233)
Ticketed.
Friends of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquities

The exhibition Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art explores the representation of dance in the arts from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayan region from the first to the twenty-first century. Dance is omnipresent in the arts of this region and has long been a key element in the world’s image of India and nearby countries. Through religious, courtly, and everyday objects, the exhibition will illustrate how dance occupies a uniquely important place in the region. The dance of the gods can provide religious and ethical lessons and can also symbolize power and majesty. In daily life, people have long danced for worship, for festivals, for the entertainment of emperors and princes, and for their own enjoyment. Dance was–and is–not only for delight. This groundbreaking exhibition will empower museum audiences to consider the compelling visual language of dance through its many permutations. It will demonstrate the exceptional importance and power of dance in religious thought, literature, politics, and societal structures.

Through approximately 120 artworks drawn from US museums and private collections, the exhibition features sculptures of bronze, stone, ivory, and wood; paintings; jewelry; textiles; and contemporary works in new media. In addition to representations of dance from India, works from Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia are included. Jointly organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Asian Art Museum, the exhibition premieres in Cincinnati before travelling to San Francisco in 2023.

Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art is accompanied by an interdisciplinary, multi-author publication – available soon from the museum shop in person and online.

When: November 11, 2022 11:00PM - February 5, 2023 5:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Through Another Lens: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Photography

Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 7–8 p.m.

Fath Auditorium
Members, free; General Public, $20; Students, pay what you wish.

Georgia O’Keeffe is revered for her iconic paintings of flowers, skyscrapers, animal skulls, and Southwestern landscapes. Her photographic work, however, has not been explored in depth until now. Originating exhibition curator Lisa Volpe joins us from The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to discuss O’Keeffe’s relationship to and personal use of photography, the research that brought this history to light, and the discoveries still waiting to be made.

When: February 2, 2023 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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CAM Kids Day: Things with Wings

Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Fly into the museum for a day of fun! Pick up an agenda and a family scavenger hunt at the front desk, then enjoy hands-on preschool activities starting at 11 am in the Great Hall, and docent-led activities throughout the museum starting at noon. Don't miss a family-friendly performance of StellaLuna by the Cincinnati Playhouse at 1:30 p.m. downstairs in Fath Auditorium! Plus hands-on art-making in the Rosenthal Education Center and the My CAM custom scavenger hunts are available all day.

Schedule of Events:
- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Artmaking in the Great Hall & Storytime with the Library in the Fountain Room

- 12-1:30 p.m.: Activity stops throughout the museum

- 1:30 p.m.: Special Performance in Fath Auditorium

- 2-3:30 p.m.: Activity stops throughout the museum

Drop-in, FREE.

Presented by:
Bank of America

When: February 4, 2023 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Performance: 2000 Years: The Art of Dance and Dance in Art

Internationally recognized musician, composer, and scholar Kanniks Kannikeswaran directs an exclusive dance performance inspired by the exhibition Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art. Join us for an afternoon of music and movement that traces the trajectory of dance in South and Southeast Asia from early literary sources, through the great medieval empires, colonial change, and into the present.

Reservations required. $10 members; $20 general public; $5 students

When: February 5, 2023 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Midwest Film Premiere of Restored Tell Me a Riddle

Directed by Lee Grant, 1980, 90 minutes

Presented in partnership with Women in Film Cincinnati and Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, featuring a post-film conversation with producer Rachel Lyon

Free and open to the public. Reservations not required. Seating is first come, first served. Please enter through the DeWitt entrance.

Restored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2022, and presented here for the first time outside of the Academy, Tell Me a Riddle (1980) was the major motion picture directorial debut for Academy Award winner, Lee Grant. Based on Tillie Olsen’s O. Henry Prize winning novella of the same name, the film celebrates life and love’s miraculous power of renewal.

Eva and David are Russian-Jewish immigrants who experience the most intense conflict of their marriage right at the end of their lives. Eva becomes ill, and David decides they should keep it a secret. While they travel the country to visit the homes of their children and granddaughter, Eva remembers both the violence of pre-revolutionary Russia and the stresses of married life with David, when she was without a moment to herself to read or shine.

Producer Rachel Lyon will lead a post-film discussion about the remarkable restoration, working closely with Lee Grant over decades, and the many “firsts” for women that this film launched.

When: February 9, 2023 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45223
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Evenings for Educators: Georgia O'Keeffe, Photographer

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 4–7 p.m.

TOPIC: Georgia O'Keeffe, Photographer

During this Evenings for Educators, Nathaniel M. Stein, Curator of Photography, will present on the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer. This exhibition illuminates O’Keeffe’s use of the camera to further her modernist vision, showing how she embraced photography as a unique artistic practice and took ownership of her relationship with the medium. Over 100 photographs are displayed together with a complementary selection of paintings and drawings. Enjoy dinner, networking, and a docent guided tour. For each program attended you can earn CEU’s and 1-2 graduate credits for an additional fee to Ashland University.

About Evenings for Educators:

Evenings for Educators is the Cincinnati Art Museum’s monthly teacher professional development program. Through the lens of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, Evenings for Educators supports all subjects taught in the classroom.

We encourage a STREAM approach as well as 21st Century Learning strategies in the museum and classroom. This program is offered for teachers of all grade levels and disciplines, art appreciation volunteers, pre-service education majors, teaching artists as well as community and museum educators.

$10 Members; $20 General Registration; $5 College Student
Registration required.

Presented by US Bank.

When: February 16, 2023 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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The 26th Annual Kreines Lecture on Decorative Arts and Design: Roberto Lugo

Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 3–4 p.m.

Join us in welcoming ceramic artist Roberto Lugo to the Cincinnati Art Museum to hear him speak about his work, and his upcoming two-week residency and solo exhibition at the museum. Roberto Lugo was raised in a neighborhood of Philadelphia marked by poverty, violence, and drug trafficking. At the age of 25, he enrolled in his first pottery class. Today, he leads the ceramic department at Temple University in Philadelphia, and his art resides in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, and other prestigious institutions, including the Cincinnati Art Museum. When he is not teaching or creating, Lugo returns to urban neighborhoods with a potter’s wheel emblazoned with the words, “This machine kills hate.” Taking his art to the street, he uses clay and his wheel to teach others how to throw pots, break down cultural and social biases, and encourage the possibility that anyone can choose and achieve their dreams.
Please join us for a reception with light bites following the lecture.

FREE; Reservations required.

The annual Kreines lecture is presented by Mrs. Kenneth Kreines and the Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnati in memory of Dr. Kenneth Kreines.

When: March 12, 2023 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Members Opening and NCECA Open House - Roberto Lugo: Hi-Def Archives

Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 5–9 p.m.

Fountain Room (Gallery 126)
Free for Members and NCECA Guests

Roberto Lugo (Puerto Rican-American, b. 1981) draws from his lived experience and deep knowledge of ceramic history to create works that elevate the stories of those historically absent from the decoration of extravagant examples of pottery. Lugo’s multicultural mashups often combine classic forms and patterns with elements of hip-hop.

On Thursday evening, March 16, museum members and NCECA Conference Attendees are invited to see Roberto creating work in the galleries and enjoy light bites and a cash bar in the Fountain Room (Gallery 126).

Photo by Ryan Collerd, Courtesy of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage

When: March 16, 2023 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Roberto Lugo: Hi-Def Archives

Roberto Lugo (Puerto Rican-American, b. 1981) draws from his lived experience and deep knowledge of ceramic history to create works that elevate the stories of those historically absent from the decoration of extravagant examples of pottery. Lugo’s multicultural mashups often combine classic forms and patterns with elements of hip-hop.

“As a potter,” Lugo explains, “I aim to carry on the ceramic tradition in a manner that honors the culture and community I come from.”

Lugo was raised in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, an area marked by poverty, violence, and drug trafficking. At the age of 25, he enrolled in his first pottery class. Today, he leads the ceramic department at Temple University in Philadelphia, and his art resides in the collections of the most prestigious art institutions in the country, including the Cincinnati Art Museum. When he is not teaching or creating, Lugo returns to neighborhoods like Kensington with a potter’s wheel emblazoned with the words, “This machine kills hate.” Taking his art to the street, he uses clay and his wheel to teach others how to throw pots, break down cultural and social biases, and encourage the possibility that anyone can choose and achieve their dreams.

Roberto Lugo: Hi-Def Archives features recent works by Lugo and, for a limited time, the artist himself. For two weeks Lugo will work in residency at the museum, creating ceramics in a gallery adjacent to the display of his finished works. Lugo intends the exhibition to “be both an homage to the village that raised me up and the legacy of Rookwood Pottery.” Showing his work in conversation with selections from the museum’s Rookwood collection, Lugo examines intersections of community, place, and identity, celebrating the rich craft history of Cincinnati while simultaneously recontextualizing the impact of ceramics as contemporary cultural objects that honor all of us.

When: March 17, 2023 11:00AM - September 24, 2023 5:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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