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
Women in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design
Now–May 2021 | 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.
Women of Gee's Bend, Alabama
Now-February 23, 2020 | Gallery 150
Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Pettway, Louisiana Bendolph and Loretta Bennett are quilters from Gee’s Bend, a small, rural African American community, surround on three sides by the Alabama River.
Mighty Women in Miniature
Now–November 29, 2020 | Gallery 213
In the past centuries, when few women found success as professional artists, a surprising number of them had productive careers as miniature painters.
C A M P G R O U N D
On view now is a large-scale, animated neon installation on the west wall of the French Wing at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Fired Up: Female Ceramists of Contemporary Japan
December 7, 2019–December 2020 | Gallery 136
Explore 20th and 21st century Japanese female artists who defied prejudice to create internationally celebrated and innovative ceramics.
Mary Cassatt, Elizabeth Nourse and Their Contemporaries
December 17, 2019–April 7, 2020 | Gallery 213
Selections from the permanent collection tell the stories of talented women at home and abroad at the close of the nineteenth century.