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

Materiality: Contemporary Art in Ceramics, Glass, Fiber and Wood

Now–November 2019 | Gallery 222

Experience the soulful expression and material mastery achieved in works produced by contemporary artists working in ceramics, glass, fiber and wood.

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.


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.


Strong Women: Queens, Goddesses and Amazons

Now–December 15, 2019 | Gallery 213

This selection drawn from the permanent collection is about woman and some of the guises good and bad in which she was represented by male artists’ vision of their power through the early nineteenth century.

Korean Art in East Asian Gallery

Now–December 1, 2019 | Gallery 138

Newly on display is Gourds in Moonlight, a tryptic of three hanging scrolls, by Young Hi Lee (b. 1947) a Korean-born American artist.

Breaking the Mold: Female Japanese Ceramic Artists

December 11, 2018–December 1, 2019 | Gallery 136

Explore 20th and 21st century Japanese female artists who defied prejudice to create internationally celebrated and innovative ceramics.