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Giorgione (1477–1510), Italy, La Vecchia, circa 1502–08, oil on canvas, 26 ¾ x 23 ¼ in.  (68 x 59 cm), Gallerie dell’Accademia, cat.  272, © Archivio fotographico G.A.  VE, courtesy of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities—Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice

Rare presentation of Giorgione’s "La Vecchia" at the Cincinnati Art Museum starting February 15

Released: January 15, 2019

CINCINNATI— La Vecchia, a singular masterpiece by Renaissance painter Giorgione, will be on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum February 15–May 5, 2019. This will mark the first time a painting by this rare and influential artist has been on view in Cincinnati, and the first exhibition of La Vecchia following a major conservation treatment. The painting is on loan from one of Europe’s greatest paintings collections, the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, Italy. The Cincinnati Art Museum is presenting the work in conjunction with the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, which will showcase the...


Marco Cochrane, Truth Is Beauty, 2017.  Photo by Ron Blunt.

“No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” takes over Cincinnati Art Museum starting April 26

Released: January 08, 2019

CINCINNATI— Burning Man. It’s been called “an experience in collective dreaming.” It’s a cultural movement and a thriving temporary city of more than 70,000 active participants from all over the globe who gather in the dust of the Black Rock Desert outside Reno, Nevada, for seven days. And soon visitors will be able to experience the visual art and artists of Burning Man in Cincinnati, Ohio. From giant mutant art vehicles and creative costuming to immersive gallery-sized installations, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man will land at the Cincinnati Art Museum in two phases. The first...


Sari (detail), woven silk, Bangalore, ca.  1867, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Fabric of India art exhibition makes U.S. debut at the Cincinnati Art Museum October 19, 2018–January 6, 2019

Released: July 30, 2018

CINCINNATI — Discover the richness of Indian textiles from the fifteenth century to today in The Fabric of India, on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum October 19, 2018–January 6, 2019. Organized by the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, this exhibition is the first to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India. Showcasing the finest examples from the V&A’s world-renowned collection together with masterpieces from international partners, leading fashion and textile designers and additions from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collectio...


Gillian Wearing, Me as an Artist in 1984, 2014, chromogenic print.  © Gillian Wearing.  Courtesy of the artist, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, Maureen Paley, London and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Cincinnati Art Museum to unveil new contemporary conceptual art in "Life: Gillian Wearing"

Released: July 23, 2018

CINCINNATI — Experience internationally-acclaimed conceptual artist Gillian Wearing in a rare major exhibition of her work in the Midwest at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Life: Gillian Wearing, October 5–December 30, 2018, unfolds insights into the human psyche with iconic lens-based works combining elements of performance, documentation and confession. The solo exhibition will feature the world premiere of several new self-portraits, along with a concise selection of existing works. The new self-portraits are developments in an ongoing series of photographs in which Wearing inhabits the pe...


Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, b.1853, d.1890); Undergrowth with Two Figures; 1890; oil on canvas; Bequest of Mary E.  Johnston; 1967.1430.   

Cincinnati Art Museum welcomes home Vincent van Gogh’s beloved painting Undergrowth with Two Figures

Released: June 26, 2018

 CINCINNATI—Undergrowth with Two Figures by Vincent van Gogh will return to the walls of the Cincinnati Art Museum in the Mary E. Johnston Gallery (G227) on July 3. One of the most well-known and adored paintings in the museum’s permanent collection, Undergrowth with Two Figures will again be available to all visitors for enjoyment and study.   It was recently a highlight of the successful Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which was on view in Hokkaido, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The painting was seen by over 750,000 visitors in Japan alone.   Prior to t...


Signed by Sultan Ali Mashhadi (d.  1520), Afghanistan, Herat Timurid period, Page from the Diwan (collected works) of Sultan Husayn Mirza, circa 1490, with later additions, colored inks, and gold on blue paper, Cincinnati Art  Museum; Gift of JoLynn M.  and  Bryon W.  Gustin, 2016.372

Behold the beauty of script in Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World at the Cincinnati Art Museum starting Sept. 7

Released: June 19, 2018

CINCINNATI— Explore the craftsmanship, skill, beauty and function of calligraphy from the ninth to the twentieth centuries in the special exhibition Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World, on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum September 7, 2018–January 27, 2019. The exhibition features 55 works on paper including richly-illuminated folios from historic manuscripts, pages from the Qur’an, calligraphic practice sheets and political decrees from a myriad of countries, including Spain, Turkey, Syria, Iran and India. This diverse collection of artworks from the museum’s collection h...


Robert McCloskey (1914–2003), United States ‘“Look out!” squawked Mrs.  Mallard, all of a dither.  “You’ll get run over!”’, 1941, Make Way for Ducklings [The Viking Press 1941], graphite on tracing paper, Courtesy of The May Massee Collection, Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives, Emporia State University

Make way for the illustrations of Robert McCloskey at the Cincinnati Art Museum starting July 20

Released: March 13, 2018

CINCINNATI— The Cincinnati Art Museum is proud to celebrate Hamilton, Ohio’s own Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) with the special exhibition Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey, on view July 20–September 9, 2018. The exhibition delves into the life and legacy of the writer and illustrator of numerous classic children’s books that have captivated readers of all ages for generations. The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a major force in twentieth century children’s literature.   Organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art...


Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, Luhring Augustine, New York, February 1–March 23, 2013, photographs: Farzad Owrang.  © Ragnar Kjartansson; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.

Cincinnati Art Museum presents Ragnar Kjartansson starting March 30

Released: March 08, 2018

CINCINNATI— Internationally acclaimed visual artist and musician Ragnar Kjartansson will be featured at the Cincinnati Art Museum March 30–June 17, 2018. His landmark video installation The Visitors and selections from his new work Scenes from Western Culture will bring visitors into Kjartansson’s visual and aural world.  The Visitors (2012), a masterful multi-channel video experience, immerses viewers in a performance made in the rooms of a historic manor. Nine large-scale video screens weave together the musicians positioned in separate areas throughout a nearly 200-year-old manor in t...


Saul Steinberg’s Mural of Cincinnati makes Cincinnati Art Museum’s Schmidlapp Gallery debut in February

Released: January 25, 2018

CINCINNATI— Saul Steinberg’s Mural of Cincinnati will be on view to the public in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s newly renovated Schmidlapp Gallery beginning on February 16, 2018. Sponsored by the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Founders Society in honor of its 30th anniversary, the mural will be on display long-term for the first time since 1982.   Steinberg’s Mural of Cincinnati has a one-of-a-kind history. It adorned the wall of the Terrace Plaza Hotel’s Skyline Restaurant, an icon of modernism, starting in the late 1940s. Cincinnati businessman John J. Emery, Jr. commissioned a mural for the ...


Kneeling Archer, Qin dynasty (221–206 BC), earthenware, 122 x 62 x 53 cm, Excavated from Pit 2, Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum, 1977, Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum

Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China on view in Cincinnati April 20–August 12, 2018

Released: November 20, 2017

CINCINNATI— The formation and vast influence of China’s landmark Qin dynasty will be showcased at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China from April 20 through August 12, 2018. This special exhibition includes 120 objects drawn from the collections of Chinese art museums and archaeological institutes. More than 40 of these works have never been on view in the U.S. before this exhibition. Expanding upon previous exhibitions, Terracotta Army not only includes the impressive terracotta figures, but also considers important works of art from the Q...


Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), Germany, The Four Horsemen for The Apocalypse, circa 1497–98, woodcut (proof before text), Bequest of Herbert Greer French, 1943.212

Cincinnati Art Museum Dürer etching exhibition opens Nov. 17

Released: October 16, 2017

CINCINNATI—Explore a 500-year-old revolution in printmaking technology at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s free special exhibition Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance, on view November 17, 2017–February 11, 2018. The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of several local arts organizations who will commemorate 500 years since Martin Luther issued his 95 theses in 1517, which triggered enormous theological, political and cultural changes throughout Europe. The Age of Reformation and Renaissance follows the development of Dürer’s artistic brilliance from his apprenticeship through t...


Iris van Herpen (b.  1984), The Netherlands, Refinery Smoke, Dress, July 2008, untreated woven metal gauze and cow leather, Groninger Museum, 2012.0196.  Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios

Walk the runway with Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 13, 2017–January 7, 2018

Released: September 06, 2017

The exhibition is co-organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and Groninger Museum, The Netherlands. The exhibition was curated by Sarah Schleuning, High Museum of Art, and Mark Wilson and Sue-an van der Zijpp, Groninger Museum. Contemporary Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen has won international acclaim as one of the most visionary designers of the twenty-first century. Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion at the Cincinnati Art Museum will showcase the artist’s avant-garde garments that combine art, engineering, architecture and science, October 13, 2017–January 7, 2018. Va...


Soil Song, 2008, Ana England (b.  1953), United States, porcelain, burnished carbonized ceramic and bronze, © Ana England

Boundless connections in nature revealed in Ana England: Kinship at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Released: July 24, 2017

CINCINNATI—Discover the awe-inspiring beauty, mystery and interconnectedness of the universe at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s upcoming special exhibition Ana England: Kinship, on view September 8, 2017–March 4, 2018.                                                                                       Featuring 25 of Ana England’s large-scale sculptures and installations, this exhibition explores the idea of kinship—a conceptual thread that has run through England’s work from the 1980s to the present. Three new works by England will be on display for the first time. England works with a ...


- A Royal Couple and Women of the Court Play Holi, circa 1760, Mughal period, Mughal/India, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper, Cincinnati Art Museum, Gift of Mr.  and Mrs.  Carl Bimel, Jr., 1986.1174

Cincinnati Art Museum receives $11.75 million gift 

Released: May 16, 2017

Alice Bimel Endowment for Asian Art established to advance collections in Cincinnati CINCINNATI — A landmark $11.75 million gift to the Cincinnati Art Museum to establish the Alice Bimel Endowment for Asian Art was announced at the museum’s 137th Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of the Cincinnati Museum Association on May 15. The largest single monetary gift in the museum’s history, the endowment will enhance collections in the arts of South Asia, Greater Iran and Afghanistan.   During their lifetimes, the Bimels developed a fascination with South Asian art of all periods and exten...


Jim Rauth and Alice Weston at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s 2017 Cincinnati Art Award presentation on April 26.

Cincinnati Art Museum recognizes Alice Weston with 2017 Cincinnati Art Award

Released: May 11, 2017

CINCINNATI— Alice Weston received Cincinnati Art Museum’s 2017 Cincinnati Art Award for her lifetime contribution to the arts in Cincinnati and beyond. The museum honored Weston at its annual Director’s Circle Dinner on April 26.   Weston is a renowned Cincinnati contemporary art collector, educator, collaborator and artist, who, along with her late husband, Harris, created an ongoing legacy of philanthropy and support of the arts in Cincinnati.   Cameron Kitchin, the museum’s Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert Director said, “The Cincinnati Art Museum is proud to recognize Alice fo...


Attributed to Edward Hicks (1780–1849), United States, The Peaceable Kingdom with the Leopard of Serenity, 1835–40, oil on canvas, 26 x 29 ½ in.  (66 x 74.9 cm), Courtesy of the Barbara L.  Gordon Collection

Cincinnati Art Museum to present the largest display of American folk art in its history with A Shared Legacy, June 10–September 3

Released: May 01, 2017

The exhibition is drawn from the Barbara L. Gordon Collection and is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia  View an exceptional presentation of American folk art at the Cincinnati Art Museum with A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, June 10–September 3. Comprised of more than 100 pieces made between 1800 and 1925, including approximately 60 works from the celebrated collection of Barbara L. Gordon and 40 regional loans, this is the largest representation of historical American folk art in the history of the museum. A Shared Legacy celebrates ar...


William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance, 2015 Installation view at LUMA Arles, Parc des Ateliers, France.  © William Kentridge.  Courtesy of the artist and LUMA Foundation.

Cincinnati Art Museum presents More Sweetly Play the Dance by William Kentridge

Released: April 11, 2017

CINCINNATI— Contemporary South African artist William Kentridge’s More Sweetly Play the Dance will make its North American museum premiere at the Cincinnati Art Museum from April 26–November 5. The work is a loan from the LUMA Foundation and is presented with lead sponsorship from the Marnick Foundation and additional support from Cincinnati-based FotoFocus and the Millard F. Rogers, Jr. Fund.   This powerful film installation encircles the viewer with seven screens, on which a procession of travelers passes across a charcoal-drawn animated landscape. The immersive panorama hints at ...


Ainsley M.  Cameron will join the Cincinnati Art Museum as Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquities.

Cincinnati Art Museum adds expertise and vibrancy with three new curators

Released: April 04, 2017

CINCINNATI— The Cincinnati Art Museum has appointed Ainsley M. Cameron as Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art, and Antiquities; Peter Jonathan Bell as Associate Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings; and Nathaniel M. Stein as Associate Curator of Photography. “Ainsley, Peter and Nathaniel are exciting scholars who are making significant contributions to their respective fields of study,” said Cameron Kitchin, the museum’s Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert Director. “I am pleased to welcome them to the museum and to Cincinnati, where they will join a collaborative cura...


View from Cincinnati Art Museum lobby, looking into its Schmidlapp Gallery.

Cincinnati Art Museum to enhance visitor experience with Schmidlapp Gallery revitalization

Released: March 02, 2017

CINCINNATI— The Cincinnati Art Museum has been awarded a generous $1 million grant to transform the museum’s visitor experience through an innovative redesign of its Schmidlapp Gallery. The renovations, made possible by the grant from Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, along with additional financial support from the State of Ohio, will allow people to connect with art, engage in focused study of collections, and provide orientation and connection to the historic Bimel Courtyard.   The design for the renovated Schmidlapp Gallery focuses on its position as a central ...


Wisteria Library Lamp, circa 1901, Tiffany Studios (1902–1932), Clara Driscoll (1861-1944), designer, United States (New York), leaded glass and bronze, The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Queens, NY, N.86.IU.7a,b

Cincinnati Art Museum shines with Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light

Released: February 09, 2017

The Cincinnati Art Museum will host Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light, a stunning exhibition of iconic works by Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933), April 1–August 13, 2017. The exhibition is organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in Queens, New York. Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light includes five windows, 20 lamps and 100 pieces of opalescent flat glass and glass “jewels” that illustrate the rich expanse of color, texture and opacity available to the artists creating remarkable works of art at the Tiffany Studios. The windows and lamps on display are celeb...


Kōsaka Gajin (1887–1953) Japanese Castle Tower, 1952, woodcut, The Howard and Caroline Porter Collection, 1990.106

Cincinnati Art Museum presents Transcending Reality: The Woodcuts of Kōsaka Gajin

Released: February 02, 2017

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Art Museum will present a special collection of Japanese woodcut prints from the late 1940s and early 1950s in the exhibition Transcending Reality: The Woodcuts of Kōsaka Gajin, February 11–May 7, 2017.   The first solo exhibition of Gajin’s work in the United States, Transcending Reality showcases the beauty of Japanese landscape and architectural monuments in more than 50 monochromatic woodcuts from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Howard and Caroline Porter Collection of Twentieth Century Japanese Prints, the largest repository of Gajin’s late woodcuts outs...


Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858), Japan, No.  101, Asakusa Ricefields during Tomomachi Festival from the series 100 Famous Views of Edo, 1857, color woodcut, Joel and Bernice Weisman Collection in memory of Jay Weisman, L7.2014:280

Cincinnati Art Museum celebrates transformative Weisman gift of Japanese prints

Released: January 13, 2017

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Art Museum has acquired an extraordinary collection of 800 rare 17th–20th century Japanese prints from the late Joel Weisman and his wife Bernice Weisman. Announced at a museum donor event on Jan. 11, the Weisman gift is one of the largest permanent collection additions in the museum’s history. The Weisman acquisition further strengthens the museum’s Japanese holdings and represents a broad spectrum of artists across the history of Japanese printmaking. The collection spans four centuries and includes colorful Edo and Osaka ukiyo-e woodcuts, shin hanga (new pr...


Right: Japan, Child’s Suit of Armor, Early 19th century, metal, doeskin, fabric, Lent by Gary Grose, AR-011 Left: Japan, Suit of Armor, 19th century, metal, leather, Gift of Mrs.  Enoch T.  Carson through the Women’s Art Museum Association, 1881.152

Discover the Japanese Samurai at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Feb. 11–May 7, 2017

Released: December 19, 2016

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Art Museum is proud to present an in-depth look at the historical and cultural influence of Japan’s Samurai in the exhibition Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor, Feb. 11–May 7, 2017. More than 130 warrior-related objects from the 16th to 19th centuries will be on display from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collections and first-ever loans from the outstanding holdings of collector Gary Grose. Samurai began as skillful provincial warriors before rising to power as members of the powerful military caste in feudal Japan. Their traditional moral principles, ...


Michael Kenna, Three Trees at Dusk, Fain Les Moutiers, Bourgogne, France, 2013, gelatin silver print, 7 11/16 x 7 11/16 in.  (19.5 x 19.5 cm), Cincinnati Art Museum; Gift of the Artist, 2014.17.  © and courtesy Michael Kenna

Cincinnati Art Museum presents "The Poetry of Place: William Clift, Linda Connor and Michael Kenna" starting Dec. 10, 2016

Released: November 17, 2016

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Art Museum invites visitors to experience the new photography special feature, The Poetry of Place: William Clift, Linda Connor and Michael Kenna, on view Dec. 10, 2016 through June 11, 2017. Featuring landscape and interior scenes, The Poetry of Place showcases 18 black-and-white photographs. The artworks, all from the museum’s permanent collection, hint at the themes of memory and time, uniting images of an ethereal, serene world. Spearheading The Poetry of Place is Cincinnati Art Museum Curatorial Assistant of Photography Emily Bauman. “This special f...


Agunna of Oke Igbira (d.  circa 1930), Yoruba culture, Nigeria, Veranda Post, early 20th century, wood, pigment, Museum Purchase, Lawrence Archer Wachs Fund, 2003.271

Cincinnati Art Museum’s redesigned African art gallery opens December 10

Released: November 15, 2016

CINCINNATI — The reinstallation of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection of African art will be unveiled on December 10. African artifacts, including masks worn by ritual performers, the tools of healers, objects of status used by community leaders, textiles and other decorative items used in the home, will go on view, some for the first time.   The new African art gallery includes an updated exhibition design and layout for visitors to experience these pieces through the lens of thematic groupings, revealing a cultural and historical context. The new location, in Gallery 10...


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