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2022 Exhibitions

Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban

July 8–October 2, 2022 • Galleries 232 and 233

The elements from this modern and fanciful bedroom with black glass walls and silvered ceiling constitute the largest collection of Urban-designed furnishings in a public institution.

Henry Mosler Behind the Scenes: In Celebration of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial

June 10–September 4, 2022 • Galleries 124 and 125

Born in Prussia to a Jewish family that settled in Cincinnati, Henry Mosler (1841–1920) achieved an international reputation for narrative paintings rich in detail. This exhibition relates Mosler’s journey and traces the development of his paintings through studies across media.

Truth and Inspiration, An ArtsWave Showcase

July 15–August 14

If you look closely at the work in the exhibition, you’ll see that there is pain and heartache. Skepticism. Futility. But also Hope. Imagination. Commitment. These are emotional drivers we can all connect to. If we care about a future where we value all people and all contributions, it starts right here.

Black & Brown Faces: Paying Homage To

March 25–June 19, 2022

Building on the impact of 2020’s inaugural Black & Brown Faces exhibition, this presentation expands the representation of Midwestern artists of color to 15. Each brings their own interpretation of portraiture paying homage to 15 living honorees of color who are working to make our city a more equitable and just community. 

One Each: Still Lifes by Cézanne, Pissarro and Friends

March 11–May 8, 2022

These five paintings combine familiar subjects from the kitchen counter and dinner table—a glass of wine, freshly-caught fish, a loaf of bread, lemons—with revolutionary artistic intent. The artists’ methods of making are put boldly on view—broad and emphatic brushwork, paint sculpted on the canvas. The Impressionists termed this audacious rebalancing of priorities and values in an artwork “sincerity.” 

David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History

February 25–May 15, 2022

David Driskell (1931–2020) was one of the most revered American artists of his generation and a powerful advocate for the recognition of Black artists and their contributions to art history. Featuring sixty vibrant paintings, prints, drawings and collages, this exhibition surveys Driskell’s versatile artistic practice.

Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop

February 25–May 15, 2022

Working Together is the first major museum exhibition about the Kamoinge Workshop, a groundbreaking African American photographers’ collective founded in New York City in 1963. The founders chose the name Kamoinge—meaning “a group of people acting and working together” in the Gikuyu language of Kenya—to reflect their shared dedication to community, collective action, and a global outlook.

Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick

From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

November 5, 2021–January 16, 2022

Drawing on mythology, art history and American history, Walker’s art challenges viewers to take a critical and haunting view of the past while proposing questions around the challenges we continue to face collectively today.

Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s

October 22–February 6, 2022

Drawn from one of the most important private collections in the world, assembled by Cincinnatian Kimberly Klosterman, this exhibition features the work of independent jewelers such as Andrew Grima, Gilbert Albert, Arthur King, Jean Vendome and Barbara Anton along with work created for Bulgari, Cartier, Boucheron and other major houses.

Exhibitions by Year

American Painting: The Eighties Revisited

March 12–October 11, 2021, November 20, 2021–January 30, 2022

 

Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men: The Berlin Masterpieces in America

July 9–October 3, 2021

 

Future Retrieval: Close Parallel

February 26–August 29, 2021

 

Anila Quayyum Agha: All the Flowers are for Me

December 5, 2020–May 30, 2021

 

The Grand Experiment in Italy: Etchings by Duveneck and His Students

December 5, 2020–April 4, 2021

 

Frank Duveneck: American Master

December 18, 2020–March 28, 2021

 

Women Breaking Boundaries

October 11, 2019–January 10, 2021

 

Black & Brown Faces

October 24, 2020–January 3, 2021

 

Fired Up: Female Ceramists of Contemporary Japan | December 7, 2019–December 2020

Mighty Women in Miniature | July 27, 2019–November 29, 2020

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal... | September 4, 2020–November 8, 2020

Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection | August 18, 2020–October 4, 2020

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970 | March 13, 2020–July 5, 2020

"Something Over Something Else:" Romare Bearden's Profile Series | February 28, 2020–June 21, 2020

Mary Cassatt, Elizabeth Nourse and Their Contemporaries | December 17, 2019–April 7, 2020

Women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama | November 16, 2019-February 23, 2020

The Levee: A Photographer in the American South | October 5, 2019–February 2, 2020

Treasures of the Spanish World | October 25, 2019–January 19, 2020"

Strong Women: Queens, Goddesses and Amazons | August 6–December 15, 2019

Korean Art in East Asian Gallery | August 20, 2019–December 1, 2019

Materiality: Contemporary Art in Ceramics, Glass, Fiber and Wood | July 14, 2018­­–November 2019

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style | June 28, 2019–September 15, 2019

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man | April 26/June 7, 2019–September 2, 2019

Childe Hassam: American Impressionist Printmaker | April 9, 2019–August 4, 2019

The Lady's Adviser: Love and Courting on Folding Fans | December 8, 2018–June 30, 2019

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment | March 1, 2019–May 12, 2019

Giorgione's La Vecchia | February 15, 2019–May 5, 2019

Art Academy of Cincinnati: A Celebration in Drawings and Prints | February 1, 2019–April 28, 2019

How Very Droll: British Caricature | December 18, 2018–April 7, 2019

Mark Fox: Nutzilla | July 7, 2018–February 10, 2019

First Photographs: From the Collection | November 9, 2018–February 3, 2019

Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World | September 7, 2018–January 27, 2019

The Fabric of India | October 19, 2018–January 6, 2019

New World Views | September 29, 2018–January 6, 2019

Life: Gillian Wearing | October 5, 2018–December 30, 2018

Centuries of Conflict | August 7, 2018–December 16, 2018

In Praise of Technique: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics | July 17, 2018–December 9, 2018

Mementos of Affection: Ornamental Hairwork in Jewelry and Portrait Miniatures | May 27, 2017–November 2018

Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey | July 20, 2018–September 9, 2018

Jane Busse: Innovations in Weaving | June 9–September 2, 2018

Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China | April 20, 2018–August 12, 2018

Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death | March 23, 2018–July 22, 2018 

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics | December 22, 2017–July 15, 2018

Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors and Scenes from Western Culture | March 30, 2018–June 17, 2018  

American Woman Printmakers | February 20, 2018–May 15, 2018

Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise | February 10, 2018–May 6, 2018

William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the DanceApril 26, 2017 – May 20, 2018

Multiple Medium: Photographs from the Collection | January 23, 2018–March 25, 2018

Ana England: Kinship | September 8, 2017–March 4, 2018

Made in Cincinnati: Curtis Goldstein and Matt Lynch | October 12, 2017–January 28,2018

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion | October 13, 2017–January 7, 2018

Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance | November 17, 2017–February 11, 2018

Anila Quayyum Agha: All the Flowers are For Me | June 17, 2017 – October 15, 2017

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America | June 10, 2017 – September 3, 2017

Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light | April 1, 2017 – August 13, 2017

The Poetry of Place: William Clift, Linda Connor, and Michael Kenna | December 10, 2016 – June 11, 2017

Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & Armor | February 11, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Transcending Reality: The Woodcuts of Kosaka Gajin | February 11, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Personas: Color Portraits, 1979-1985 | January 28–April 2, 2017

Employed: A Staff Art Exhibition | October 29, 2016 – February 19, 2017

The Book of Only Enoch and The Jackleg Testament, Part I: Jack & Eve | September 24, 2016 – February 26, 2017

The Tree of Life | November 22, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth | October 15, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and It's Community, 1954-1974 | October 8, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Islands of the Blest – at the Mercantile Library | October 1, 2016 – November 19, 2016

Master Cats | July 11, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Elizabeth Nourse: Sketchbooks and Archive | May 14, 2016 - November 14, 2016

Not in New York: Carl Solway and Cincinnati | April 30, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt | June 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016

Modern Cat | June 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016

30 Americans | March 19, 2016 - August 28, 2016

Max and Gaby’s Alphabet by Tony Fitzpatrick | March 02, 2016 - July 11, 2016

The Etching Revival from Daubigny to Twachtman | February 13, 2016 - May 08, 2016

Conservation on View: Zaragoza’s Retablo of Saint Peter | January 26, 2016 - April 24, 2016

Sean Scully Etchings for Federico García Lorca | November 21, 2015 - March 20, 2016

Ricercari in Omaggio and Adventures of the Mind | November 10, 2015 to February 28, 2016

Field Guide: Photographs by Jochen Lempert | October 17, 2015 - March 06, 2016

High Style: Twentieth-Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection | November 07, 2015 - January 24, 2016

The Tree of Life 2015 | November 17, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Masterpieces of Japanese Art | February 14, 2015 - January 03, 2016

Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn | October 03, 2015 - January 03, 2016

Unknown Elements | November 07, 2015 - January 24, 2016

Art in Bloom 2015 | October 22, 2015 - October 25, 2015

Northern Baroque Splendor, The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from: LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna | June 27, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Up at Bat: Warhol and Baseball | April 02, 2015 - August 02, 2015

Human-Altered Landscapes | April 18, 2015 - July 19, 2015

The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton | February 28, 2015 - May 24, 2015

Modern Voices in Japanese Ceramics and Prints | February 07, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Bukang Y. Kim: Journey | December 13, 2014 - March 22, 2015

Color Color | November 22, 2014 - March 22, 2015

Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective | October 31, 2014 - January 18, 2015

Eyes on the Street | October 11, 2014 - January 04, 2015

The Tree of Life | November 11, 2014 - January 04, 2015

Conversations around American Gothic | August 30, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Building Pictures: Architectural Photographs by Édouard Baldus | July 19, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Cincinnati Silver: 1788–1940 | June 14, 2014 - September 07, 2014

Cries in the Night: German Expressionist Prints around World War I | June 21, 2014 - August 17, 2014

Big Pictures | June 01, 2014 - May 31, 2015

Portraits of the Artist | March 22, 2014 - June 22, 2014

Todd Pavlisko: Crown | March 15, 2014 - June 15, 2014

The Collections: 6,000 Years of Art | December 01, 2011 - June 01, 2014

1962 Porsche | April 08, 2014 - June 01, 2014

From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith | February 22, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Genius and Grace: François Boucher and the Generation of 1700 | February 14, 2014 - May 11, 2014

Elizabeth Nourse: Rites of Passage | November 23, 2013 - March 02, 2014

What’s New: Fashion and Contemporary Craft | September 07, 2013 - January 19, 2014

Degas, Renoir, and Poetic Pastels | October 26, 2013 - January 19, 2014

Realm of the Immortals: Daoist Art in the Cincinnati Art Museum | October 12, 2013 - January 05, 2014

Taming the Elements: Contemporary Japanese Prints and Ceramics | October 12, 2013 - January 05, 2014

The Tree of Life | November 19, 2013 - January 01, 2014

Corporation to Community: Selected Paintings and Silver from P&G | December 08, 2012 - November 10, 2013

The Renovation and Reinstallation of the Schmidlapp Gallery | October 29, 2011 - October 29, 2013

Cincinnati Everyday | May 25, 2013 - September 22, 2013

Eternal Summer: The Art of Edward Henry Potthast | June 08, 2013 - September 08, 2013

Crosley Motors Incorporated, Super Sport, 1951 | June 11, 2013 - August 25, 2013

Cincinnati Summer | June 01, 2013 - August 16, 2013

Memories: Some Favorite Objects, An Exhibition Selected by Emily Rauh Pulitzer | April 26, 2013 - July 28, 2013

James Welling: Monograph | February 02, 2013 - May 05, 2013

Jaguar XK | January 29, 2013 - April 07, 2013

Behind the Seams: Exhibiting and Conserving Fashion and Textiles | December 22, 2012 - April 28, 2013

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spectacles of Paris | October 13, 2012 - January 13, 2013

1954 Kaiser-Darrin | August 22, 2012 - January 06, 2013

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style | October 06, 2012 - January 01, 2013

Doug and Mike Starn: Gravity of Light | October 06, 2012 - December 30, 2012

Sarah Vanderlip: Drawings for Sculptures of Buildings | September 29, 2012 - December 09, 2012

Marjorie Schiele (1913-2008): Artist, Expatriate, Benefactor | September 29, 2012 - December 09, 2012

Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit | May 26, 2012 - September 09, 2012

The Art of Sound: Four Centuries of Musical Instruments | June 16, 2012 - September 02, 2012

Impressions of Venice | March 17, 2012 - August 26, 2012

Printmaking Today | June 02, 2012 - August 19, 2012

Aston Martin’s DB5 | June 19, 2012 - July 15, 2012

Picasso Prints | December 17, 2011 - May 13, 2012

Monet in Giverny: Landscapes of Reflection | February 04, 2012 - May 13, 2012

Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth | January 21, 2012 - April 29, 2012

Jim Dine: In Celebration of Pinocchio | April 04, 2012 - April 23, 2012

A Tribute to “Skip” Fleischmann | November 19, 2011 - March 18, 2012

 

4th Floor Award - Trial by Fire: New Glass Works by Darren Goodman | September 24, 2011 - January 01, 2012

Art Deco: Fashion and Design in the Jazz Age | October 08, 2011 - January 01, 2012

Darkness Into Light: Mezzotint Rediscovered | September 24, 2011 - December 05, 2011

Art In Bloom 2011 | November 03, 2011 - November 06, 2011

Conserving Van Gogh | May 17, 2011 - September 05, 2011

DRAW: Here, There, and Everywhere | June 04, 2011 - September 04, 2011

Not Just Pretty Pictures: The Carl M. Jacobs III Collection | June 11, 2011 - August 28, 2011

The Cincinnati Art Award: Gifts and Warhol Portraits of Douglas Cramer | May 04, 2011 - August 21, 2011

The Amazing American Circus Poster: The Strobridge Lithographing Company, 1878-1939 | February 26, 2011 - July 10, 2011

The Way We Are Now: Selections from the 21c Collection | January 29, 2011 - May 15, 2011

Going Dutch: Contemporary Design from Collections and the Cincinnati Art Museum | February 12, 2011 - April 10, 2011

 

Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns | October 09, 2010 - January 30, 2011

Heavy Metal: Arms and Armor from the Cincinnati Art Museum | October 23, 2010 - January 16, 2011

Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman | September 18, 2010 - January 02, 2011

Starburst: Color Photography in America, 1970-1980 | February 10, 2010 - January 02, 2011

Body and Soul: German Prints and Drawings of the Twentieth Century | September 04, 2010 - January 02, 2011

Thomas Schiff: Las Vegas 360 | May 01, 2010 - September 26, 2010

Walker Evans: Decade by Decade | June 12, 2010 - September 05, 2010

Cincinnati Collects America | June 12, 2010 - September 05, 2010

Big Country: Charley Harper Draws America | June 12, 2010 - September 05, 2010

See America | May 21, 2010 - September 05, 2010

1956 Ford Thunderbird | April 26, 2010 - August 30, 2010

Robert Rauschenberg: Star Quarters | April 09, 2010 - August 30, 2010

ArtWorks: The American Road | June 22, 2010 - August 29, 2010

Draw: What America Means to Me | May 29, 2010 - August 15, 2010

Coast to Coast American Prints 1960-2010 | May 29, 2010 - August 15, 2010

Martin Puryear Prints | January 30, 2010 - June 13, 2010

Edna Boies Hopkins Color Woodcuts | February 20, 2010 - May 02, 2010

Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) | February 20, 2010 - May 02, 2010

electric earth by Doug Aitken | December 19, 2009 - April 11, 2010

Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry | November 17, 2009 - January 17, 2010

2007 Morgan Aero 8 | September 01, 2009 - January 11, 2010

Famous Faces, Average Joes: The Work of C.F. Payne | September 01, 2009 - January 10, 2010

Roaring Tigers, Leaping Carp: Decoding the Symbolic Language of Chinese Animal Painting | October 09, 2009 - January 03, 2010

4th Floor Award: Don Lambert — Supernova Terra Firma | September 05, 2009 - November 29, 2009

Image Conscious: Photography and Contemporary Art | May 16, 2009 - October 11, 2009

Outside the Ordinary: Contemporary Art in Glass, Wood, and Ceramics from the Wolf Collection | June 20, 2009 - September 13, 2009

Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women | June 06, 2009 - September 06, 2009

Virgins to Vixens: Picturing American Women, 1880-1930 | May 16, 2009 - September 06, 2009

1963 Corvette Stingray Z06 | June 08, 2009 - August 31, 2009

Garry Winogrand: Women Are Beautiful | May 30, 2009 - August 23, 2009

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale | February 10, 2009 - June 07, 2009

Surrealism and Beyond in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem | February 15, 2009 - May 17, 2009

Stewart Goldman: Presence through Absence | February 28, 2009 - May 10, 2009

Noel Martin, 1922-2009 | March 06, 2009 - May 03, 2009

Isn’t It Great To Be an Artist?: Insider/Outsider Art from the Robert A. Lewis Collection | January 31, 2009 - April 26, 2009

Ryan McGinness: Aesthetic Comfort | October 20, 2008 - February 15, 2009

2005 Porsche Carrera GT Roadster | September 16, 2008 - February 01, 2009

China Design Now | October 18, 2008 - January 11, 2009

Illusion and Reality: Prints by Jiří Anderle | September 27, 2008 - January 03, 2009

Gregory Crewdson: Beneath the Roses | June 21, 2008 - October 05, 2008

The 1949 Vincent HRD Series B Rapide Motorcycle and Continental Bullet Sports Side Car | May 20, 2008 - September 15, 2008

Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay | June 14, 2008 - September 07, 2008

Long Time No See: Hidden Treasures from the Cincinnati Art Museum | June 28, 2008 - August 31, 2008

Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum | February 16, 2008 - June 01, 2008

Maps and Manifests: New Work by Mark Bradford | March 01, 2008 - May 25, 2008

Rembrandt: Three Faces of the Master | March 08, 2008 - May 21, 2008

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster | January 29, 2008 - May 18, 2008

LeWitt x 2: Selections from The LeWitt Collection | February 09, 2008 - May 04, 2008

Designed to Dazzle: Cincinnati Collects Tiffany Jewelry | November 02, 2007 - February 17, 2008

Ferrari 412P | September 11, 2007 - January 27, 2008

Vanishing Frontier: Rookwood, Farny, and the American Indian | October 20, 2007 - January 20, 2008

The Lure of the Arctic: Eskimo and Inuit Artifacts from the W. Roger and Patricia K. Fry Collection | October 20, 2007 - January 06, 2008