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Current Special Features

A special feature is a temporary presentation of artworks from the museum’s collection, or a select arrangement of artworks lent from other institutions, organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum. Special features are smaller and more focused in scope than special exhibitions. Some museums call these “focused exhibitions” or “rotations.”


Queer Possibility: Photographs from the Collection

December 5, 2023–April 18, 2024

Queer Possibility suggests ways of seeing relationships between photography and queerness.

Auguste Rodin’s Burghers of Calais

November 14–June 2, 2024

The civic monument The Burghers of Calais is among the most revered and recognizable works by Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), hailed as the founder of modern sculpture.

Modern and Contemporary Ceramics

March 4, 2023–June 30, 2024 • Gallery 222+223

Experience the varied narratives and techniques explored by local and internationally-recognized ceramists in diverse forms—ranging from vessels and sculptures to large-scale installations. This is a celebration of the museum’s commitment to collecting and sharing new clay-based art since its founding in 1881.

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

January 14, 2023–January 7, 2024 • Gallery 136

Japanese artists working with ceramics today ride the current of tradition while launching into exciting new waters as they push the boundaries of clay. Discover recent acquisitions alongside beloved favorites from the museum’s dynamic collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics.


October 30, 2014–TBD • Exterior Installation

On view now is a large-scale, animated neon installation on the west wall of the French Wing at the Cincinnati Art Museum.