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Show your Cincinnati pride at Art After Dark on February 22

2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

CINCINNATI— Raise your glass to the art, food and culture of the Queen City at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s free evening event Art After Dark: We Built this City, Friday, February 22, 5–9 p.m.

We Built this City celebrates the opening of Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150: A Celebration in Drawings and Prints with live music by Art Academy alumni band Heavy Hinges, food for purchase from Camp Washing Chili and salads for purchase from Dewey’s Pizza, specialty cocktails, docent-led tours with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and star gazing with Cincinnati Observatory.

Special exhibition Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150 delves into the history and legacy of one of the most esteemed art schools in the Midwest. Selected from the art museum’s permanent collection, 90 masterful artworks by alumni and faculty of the Academy are featured, including works by Frank Duveneck, Elizabeth Nourse, Charley Harper, Tom Wesselmann and others.


The timeline for Art After Dark includes:

  • 5–6 p.m.: Happy hour on beer, wine and cocktails. Guests 21+ only.
  • 6:30–8:30 p.m.: Live music from Heavy Hinges in the Great Hall.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Food for purchase from Camp Washing Chili and salads for purchase from Dewey’s outside in the Fountain Room (near the Terrace Café). While supplies last.
  • 6, 7 and 8 p.m.: Guided tours of Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150 with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Meet in the front lobby.
  • 7 p.m.: Telescopic star gazing with the Cincinnati Observatory. Meet in the front plaza.
  • 7:30 and 8:00 p.m.: Guided star gaze with Astronomer Dean Regas in the Alice Bimel courtyard. Weather permitting.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Guests may complete a survey for a chance to win 4 tickets to Paris 1900: City of Entertainment and a Cincinnati Art Museum canvas pouch.


Art After Dark is free and open to the public. Parking is free. To learn more, visit Art After Dark is presented by PNC. Additional sponsors include P&G, Dewey’s Pizza, Cincinnati CityBeat, and 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati.

About the Cincinnati Art Museum

General admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is always free. The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. with extended Thursday hours until 8 p.m. The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, the City of Cincinnati and our members.


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