Membership includes a monthly luncheon and meeting to hear various experts discuss current exhibitions, some aspect of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection, or taking an off-site tour to a collection of interest.
The Women’s Committee supports the Cincinnati Art Museum by offering informative programs for members, promoting participation in Museum activities, and raising funds. Since its inception in 1973, the Women’s Committee has financially assisted with art purchases, special exhibits and other Museum needs.
Annual Dues | $40
To be included in the 2017-18 Member Directory, dues must be received by October 1, 2017.
For more information, please contact the Development Department at [email protected] or (513) 639-2964.
Download the 2018-2019 Women's Committee Events Calendar
SEPTEMBER 17, 20178
COLLECTING CALLIGRAPHY: ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD
Ainsley Cameron, Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art & Antiquities, will discuss the richly illuminated folios from poetic and historic manuscripts, pages from the Qu’ran, calligraphic practice sheets, and ancient political decrees in Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World. Discovering Islamic calligraphy through this collection reveals how the art of the book functioned as a vehicle to convey knowledge, disseminate the word of God, and legitimize empire.
OCTOBER 22, 2018
FOTOFOCUS – LIFE: GILLIAN WEARING
Nathaniel Stein, Associate Curator of Photography, will introduce CAM’s FotoFocus Biannual exhibition. Gillian Wearing is known for her provocative investigation of private experiences in public life. The exhibition will feature video works combining elements of performance and true confession.
NOVEMBER 19, 2018
THE FABRIC OF INDIA
Organized by the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum, this exhibition explores the many facets of handmade textiles from India. Join curator Cynthia Amneus for an introduction to India’s textile history, including historic dress, heirloom fabrics, and twenty-first century cutting-edge fashion.
DECEMBER 10, 2018
Join us for our annual Holiday Market complete with shopping from unique vendors and artisans. Our special guest, Col D from Findlay Market’s Col D Spices, will teach how to use spices to enhance dishes around the Holidays. Enjoy a festive seated lunch in the Great Hall. Guests are welcome.
JANUARY 28, 2019
MADE IN CINCINNATI FORMICA MURALS
Artists Curtis Goldstein and Matt Lynch will talk about how they created the vibrant 7½-foot-square Formica mosaic murals that hang outside of the Fath Auditorium. Using the artist Winold Reiss’ Cincinnati Union Terminal murals as a point of departure, these recently created mosaics depict important industries in Cincinnati today. The Women’s Committee purchased the Rookwood Pottery mural for the museum’s permanent collection (last year with Holiday Market funds).
FEBRUARY 25, 2019
FRIDA COLLABORATIVE ONLINE EXHIBITION
Emily Bauman, Photography Curatorial Assistant, will walk us through the largest online retrospective art project dedicated to commemorating the life and legacy of Frida Kahlo. Faces of Frida gives access to a virtual collection composed of more than 800 iconic pieces including 700 photos, letters and portraits that you can enjoy in different ways through Google Arts & Culture technology. The retrospective includes Bauman’s curated Frida Kahlo: Photographic Portraits by Bernard Silberstein.
MARCH 25, 2019
PARIS 1900: CITY OF ENTERTAINMENT
Peter Jonathan Bell, Associate Curator of European Art, will present a lecture on his highly anticipated exhibition, Paris 1900. It will include over 300 works on loan from the collections of the City of Paris Museums – including paintings, decorative art, costumes, posters, photographs, jewelry, and sculptures – and will immerse the visitor in the atmosphere of the Belle Époque, when more than ever before Paris was seen as a sparkling beacon of luxury, sophistication and culture.
APRIL 29, 2019
Sue Schertzer - Chair
Theresa Liguzinski- Vice Chair
Anne Chasser - Past Chair
Nancy Virgulak - Treasurer
Mary Lou Mueller
Mary Ann Weiss