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Spend Thanksgiving Week at CAM

by Joanna Kerman


Thanksgiving , Black Friday , Art After Dark , Autism Family Exploration , Benesse Lecture

Take a break from the turkey and head to the Cincinnati Art Museum for timeless art, family-friendly programs, holiday shopping and more!


Transforming Fashion exhibition


Art After Dark: Transforming Fashion, 5–9 p.m.

Celebrate Thanksgiving eve at Art After Dark: Transforming Fashion. Enjoy free admission to special exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, live music from Black Signal and DJ Mowgli, live performances from local artists, specialty cocktails, food for purchase and more. #artafterdarkcincy



A friendly reminder that CAM is not open on Thanksgiving Day.


ornament in the Museum Gift Shop


Museum Shop Sale, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Make a list and check it twice! Get a head start on holiday shopping at the Museum Shop’s Black Friday sale. Everything is 10% off – 20% off for museum members.


Autism Family Exploration, 9–11 a.m.

This program is designed for families with children who have autism to explore the museum in a comfortable environment. Learn more.


Family ARTventures, 2 p.m.

Bring the whole family to CAM for a docent-led interactive tour including fun facts and hands-on activities. Meet in the main lobby!


Black and white photo of the head of an African American man with the Nike swoosh logo


The 18th Annual Benesse Lecture: Hank Willis Thomas, 2 p.m.

Hank Willis Thomas is a photo-conceptual artist working with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. Appropriation and juxtaposition are two of many strategies with which Thomas orchestrates his interdisciplinary practice and confronts our difficult history.


The 18th annual Benesse Lecture is endowed by the Benesse Corporation. Members FREE, students $5, general admission $10. Reservation recommended.


Gallery Experience: In the News, 3–4 p.m.

Join us each week for a different way to look at art. This week, we will examine the current news cycle and talk about how it connects to artwork on view.