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Cincinnati Art Museum and Listermann Brewing Company partner to create mini art museum you can take home

12/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

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CINCINNATI— Hot toddies and spiked eggnogs aren’t the only boozy beverages worth sipping this holiday season. The Cincinnati Art Museum is partnering with Listermann Brewing Company to celebrate Frank Duveneck: American Master with a new brew inspired by the feelings evoked by Duveneck’s work and the new exhibition. It will be available at Listermann starting Dec. 22.

The limited-edition release includes four different bottle labels that feature famous artworks by Duveneck including his iconic The Whistling Boy; a self-portrait; Water Carriers, Venice; and Woman with Black Hat.

The new stout beer, brewed with dark rock candy sugar and milk sugar, is the perfect festive treat for those eager to stay cozy all winter long while paying tribute to the most influential painter in Cincinnati history. The is a great opportunity for those who want to #museumfromhome and create a little art museum at their home bar. The release marks the fourth collaboration between the brewery and the museum.

Listermann Head Brewer Jared Lewinski describes the beer as “dark and simple in overall taste with complex subtleties. It certainly evokes the feeling of tumultuous, simmering emotional energy that I got from a lot of Duveneck’s use of color and structure within his paintings.”

Special exhibition Frank Duveneck: American Master opened at the museum on Dec. 18 and will be on view through March 28, 2021. Through his brilliant and inspiring work as a painter and printmaker and as a charismatic teacher, Duveneck’s impact on the international art world is substantial and enduring. More than 90 works of art from the museum’s permanent collection, which is the leading repository of the Kentucky native’s work, join 35 pieces on loan from collections across the United States to provide a fresh and nuanced look at this important artist.

To close out 2020 with wellness, healing and art, and to allow for visitation to this special exhibition, the Cincinnati Art Museum has limited hours for the rest of the year: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 26 and 27, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Advanced registration and ticket purchase is required for entry. Tickets are available at During this time, the museum’s exhibition ticket revenue will be donated to support and raise awareness for ArtsWave’s 2021 Regional Artist Relief Fund that will make grants available for artists throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Previous beer collaborations included unique brews to celebrate the return from loan of Van Gogh’s Undergrowth with Two Figures, the Terracotta Army exhibition and the Fabric of India exhibition.


About the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Cincinnati Art Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Cincinnati Art Museum gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Cincinnati, as well as our members.

Free general admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is made possible by a gift from the Rosenthal Family Foundation. Special exhibition pricing may vary. Parking at the Cincinnati Art Museum is free.

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