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

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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

Henry Mosler Behind the Scenes: In Celebration of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial

June 10–September 4, 2022

Henry Mosler (1841–1920) achieved an international reputation in the late nineteenth century for narrative paintings rich in detail. Born in Prussia to a Jewish family that settled in Cincinnati, the artist won success at the Salon exhibitions in Paris for paintings depicting the rituals of daily life in Brittany. Drawn from the extensive collection of the artist’s work at the Cincinnati Art Museum, with a few select loans, this exhibition relates Mosler’s journey and takes a close look at how he developed his paintings through studies across media.

Learn more about how Cincinnati celebrates the 200th anniversary of the city’s Jewish community with an exciting roster of events throughout the region at jewishcincy200.org.

When: June 10, 2022 11:00AM - September 4, 2022 5:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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CAM Kids Day

First Saturday of every month: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Free admission

Celebrate cats of all kinds with this fun-filled day for the whole family! Check back later for more information.

*If you need accessibility accommodations for this program or event, please email access@cincyart.org. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to ensure accommodations can be made.

When: July 2, 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Cincinnati Art Museum
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From Affluent to Average: The Wormser Bedroom and Teen Bedroom Culture in the 1920s and 1930s

Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7–8 p.m.

Elaine Wormser's bedroom stands apart from the rooms most American teens presided over during the interwar years. Her family possessed wealth and access to Joseph Urban, one of the era’s most prominent designers and architects. Nonetheless, the process of resurrecting Elaine's room and studying her recollections of it for the exhibition Unlocking An Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban has revealed that it shared many features with rooms enjoyed by less privileged teens. Join Dr. Jason Reid, author of Get Out of My Room!: A History of Teen Bedroom Culture in America, as he considers how both affluent and average teen bedrooms were shaped by the era’s prevailing views on psychology, consumerism, teen autonomy, and intellectual growth.

Speaker Bio: Jason Reid is a history instructor at Ryerson University in Toronto. He has degrees in Russian, Canadian, and American History from Carleton University in Ottawa and York University in Toronto. His research has touched on several areas of historical interest, including teen bedroom culture, education, and legal history. He is currently performing research for a book that examines the murder of a 93-year-old woman in his hometown of Hensall, Ontario, in October 1973

Members: Free; Non-Members $20; Students $5.

Reservations are required. Lecture will take place in Fath Auditorium (ground level).

When: July 7, 2022 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban

July 8 – October 2, 2022

In 1929, Viennese-born architect and designer Joseph Urban was commissioned to create a bedroom for seventeen-year-old Elaine Wormser who lived with her parents in the Drake Tower, Chicago. Urban (1872–1933) was a prolific and broadly recognized artist whose work ranged from film, theatre and operatic sets to buildings, textiles, even cars. The modern, fanciful bedroom that Urban designed for Elaine Wormser featured a daring combination of colors and pattern, black glass walls and a reflective silvered ceiling. Elements from this bespoke interior now reside in the Cincinnati Art Museum and constitute the largest collection of Urban-designed furnishings in a public institution.

Over 90 years after its completion, the Wormser bedroom will go on public view for the first time, fully conserved and installed to reflect its original state as photographed in 1930. One of Urban’s last commissions, this interior embodies the distinct modern design vocabulary that Urban developed and employed throughout his career, highlighting his talent as a colorist, his flair for the dramatic, and his skillful blend of Viennese artistic influences with the prevailing modern style now known as Art Deco.

This exhibition unlocks new scholarship on this rare interior and the significant contributions of Joseph Urban to the development of American modern design. It also investigates the messaging conveyed by consumers when choosing modernism and the changing roles for women in the late 1920s and early 1930s. In addition to the bedroom, paintings, works on paper, costumes and related furnishings flesh out this exploration of Joseph Urban, the Wormser bedroom and the era. Behind-the-scenes investigations and processes necessary to reintroduce the room to the public are also featured.

The exhibition is accompanied by a full color illustrated catalogue and includes essays by leading authorities on the Wormser bedroom, Joseph Urban, and the introduction of modernism to the American public.

When: July 8, 2022 11:00AM - October 2, 2022 5:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Sensory Saturday

Join us for a socially distanced version of the Cincinnati Art Museum program for families with children who have developmental disabilities. Sensory Saturday will continue to begin before public hours, so families can enjoy a less crowded environment if they wish to do so.

As families enter, they will receive a map that designates galleries with learning centers with instructions on the back. Each family or child will borrow a bag with hands on materials, using it to engage with art in the galleries. When visitors are finished with the supplies, they return the bags to a bin marked “used” materials.

When: July 9, 2022 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Where: Cincinnati Art Museum
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Creative Reuse

IN PERSON Creative Reuse

Second Saturday of every month: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Free admission

Explore creativity while helping the environment with this free, drop-in art-making program led by Indigo Hippo. Follow the suggested projects catered to different abilities or let your imagination run wild. Located in the Rosenthal Education Center (REC).

*If you need accessibility accommodations for this program or event, please email access@cincyart.org. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to ensure accommodations can be made.

When: July 9, 2022 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Cincinnati Art Museum
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Gallery Chat with ASL Interpretation: African Art

Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 2–3 p.m.

Join us the second Saturday of each month from 2-3 pm for a free guided tour of objects on view in the Cincinnati Art Museum. A facilitator and a certified American Sign Language interpreter will meet visitors at the front desk for a tour through the galleries and a lively discussion about the art they see. This month take a closer look at the art museum's collection of art from Africa.

FREE.

When: July 9, 2022 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Truth & Inspiration, An ArtsWave Showcase

Truth & Inspiration, An ArtsWave Showcase
July 14–August 14
Free admission. Schiff Gallery (Gallery 234)

Special exhibition Truth & Inspiration features impactful visual art by recipients of ArtsWave’s Black and Brown Artist program grants.

If you look closely at the work in the exhibition, you’ll see that there is pain and heartache. Skepticism. Futility. But also Hope. Imagination. Commitment. These are emotional drivers we can all connect to. If we care about a future where we value all people and all contributions, it starts right here.

Included in this exhibition are the following Artwork and Artists:

“NEW MOON” by Asha Ama
“Mood Altering” by Asha the Artist
“REST” by Darnell Pierre Benjamin
“It is Art” by Means Cameron
“12 Commandments” by Michael Coppage
“Amid Exhibition” by Aman Jabrah
“Tepozzanilli: Live Stream Transmission” by Rebecca Nava Soto
“Sanctuaries” by Michael Thompson
“Story Share” by Kailah Ware
Funding and curation for this exhibition comes through ArtsWave’s Black and Brown Artist Program. ArtsWave, the region’s engine for the arts, offers competitive grants and technical assistance to artists of color in the Cincinnati region through this annual program, thanks to generous sponsors and donors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

These projects, along with others displayed locally over the last few months, explore not only the African American experience but also attempt to reconcile through art, issues related to the Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Palestinian and Indigenous American experience. Artists collaborated with community members and other partners in their projects, so that the larger public is participating in reconciling the moment and imagining a more just and equitable future for the Cincinnati region through the arts.

As you encounter each piece in the exhibition, we invite you to place yourself in the narrative. Inside each piece is a fellow human’s experience. Someone’s “truth.” How is your experience like theirs? How is it different? How does it inspire you to think or act in a new way? It’s in that intentional reflection and action that we find empathy and begin to bridge what may divide us.

When: July 14, 2022 11:00AM - August 14, 2022 5:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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See the Story Book Club

Do you love to read? Love art? Join librarians from the Public Library and Hamilton County and members of the Art Museum staff for this bi-monthly book club. See the Story combines works of fiction & non-fiction by authors from around the world with work from the Art Museum’s permanent collection.

Visitors will meet in Gallery 205, discuss the book of the month, then be led on a tour of connecting artworks. Join us and see the story. FREE.

Book of the month: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

When: July 16, 2022 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Artist Workshop

Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 1–3 p.m.

Join us for this workshop led by a local artist. Learn about techniques and materials used by professional artists in these fun, educational and hands-on workshops. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate.

General Admission: $12, Art Museum Members: $6. Reservations Required.

When: July 16, 2022 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Cincinnati Art Museum: Baby Tours (3:00 p.m.)

Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 3–3:40 p.m.

This 40 minute experience will introduce you and your infant (ages 0-2) to the world of art with a tour designed to stimulate their developing minds. We will explain the positive effects of visual stimulation with masterpieces that will mesmerize the Art Museum’s youngest visitors. Visitors will meet in the Schmiddlapp Gallery, be led on a guided tour, then will do a baby safe artmaking activity in the Rosenthal Education Center. Strollers are not permitted so that you and your child can better experience the art together.

FREE. Reservations required.

When: July 17, 2022 3:00PM - 3:45PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Connect

Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 1–2:30 p.m.

This program is specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Each month, we will explore different parts of the museum on a multisensory tour, then create art related to what we see. Visitors will meet in the Great Hall then be led on a tour through the galleries.

FREE. Reservations required.

When: July 23, 2022 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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A Happening

Join the CAM Catalysts on Friday, August 12, 2022 as we host the second annual A Happening within the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Join us as we look back at the experiential artwork from the 1920s that may have inspired some of the very first Happenings. Guests will take a step back in time and enjoy cocktails, dinner by-the-bite, and a night in the museum in their Roaring 20s best.

Specialty Cocktails provided by New Riff Distillery

Music by the Bluewater Kings Band

Live Performances by Pones, Inc., Poems While You Wait, and more!

All proceeds from A Happening will empower the museum to bring more dynamic art exhibitions, such as Beyond Bollywood, coming in fall of 2022, and Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds, coming in spring of 2023, to Cincinnati.

Guests must be 21 to attend.

When: August 12, 2022 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Galloping Through Dynasties

Galloping Through Dynasties
October 7, 2022–January 1, 2023
Schiff Gallery (Gallery 234)
Free admission.

Galloping Through Dynasties explores the evolution of Chinese horse painting in both its symbolic and its stylistic aspects throughout Chinese history. The approximately sixty art works drawn from the collections of leading U.S. museums and one from Japan will decode the symbolic language of Chinese horse painting to reveal rich information about Chinese history and culture.

The horse is one of the oldest and most interesting painting subjects in China. From the ancient Zhou dynasty (ca. 1045–771 BC) to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), the horse has formed an engaging symbolic language through which many political and social aspects of Chinese history are represented. The emperors’ passion for fine horses and the evolution of the animal’s political and social messages, from the tokens of a ruler’s military achievements to the idiosyncrasies of a talented scholar, further enhanced the subject’s prominent status in Chinese painting. Over time, the rich symbolic content of horse painting was matched by the increasingly diversified styles and personal expressions of the artists.

This exhibition will be the first of its kind to present to museum audiences the many recent research findings on Chinese horse painting. Through the carefully selected examples and structured display, the exhibition will illustrate how the horse played an important role in shaping the sociopolitical world of China and provide viewers with a firsthand interaction with Chinese concepts of horses as well as new insights into unique aspects of Chinese art and culture.

When: April 7, 2023 11:00AM - July 2, 2022 5:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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