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A special feature is a temporary presentation of artworks from the museum’s permanent collection or a select arrangement of artworks lent from other institutions, organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum.

A special feature is similar to a special exhibition but is generally smaller and more focused in scope. Some museums call these “focused exhibitions” or “rotations.”


Current Special Features

A Tribute to the Artistic Vision of Shinoda Tōkō

Gallery 213 • Now–March 20, 2022

With impeccable placement, using a myriad of brushes, her simple bold strokes balance line and form, stillness and motion with delicate grays and intense blacks creating works of elegant visual poetry.

Stepping in Style: Evening Shoes of the 1950s

Now–March 27, 2022  Gallery 213

Pulled from the museum’s permanent collection, Stepping in Style features 22 pairs of elegant evening shoes from the 1950s.

Bold Gestures: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Now­–January 2, 2022 Gallery 136

The latest in an ongoing rotation of loaned and recently accessioned Japanese ceramics, this new display features the work of artists who have mastered techniques from the traditional to the radical to achieve artistic revelations.

Women in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design

Now–March 27, 2022  Gallery 222

Experience the creative and technical breakthroughs of leading contemporary female artist and hear their stories in this new installation of works from our permanent collection.


Now–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.