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Celebrate the art of cinema at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Black Art: In the Absence of Light

View on demand through May 15, 2022 

Program includes new short video Shawn Walker: Art, Film, and the Kamoinge Workshop, feature filmBlack Art: In the Absence of Light (dir. Sam Pollard, 2021), and post-film remarks by art historian and Consulting Director of Strategic Planning for Kamoinge, Inc., Halima Taha. 


Upcoming events:

Cézanne et moi, directed by Danièle Thompson, 2016 

Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 7 p.m. Fath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum. Please enter using the DeWitt entrance. Free.

Join for this in-person screening with an introduction by Dr. Peter Jonathan Bell, Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, and co-organizer of the special exhibition One Each: Still Lifes by Cézanne, Pissarro and Friends.

Cézanne et Moi traces the parallel paths of the lives, careers and passionate friendship of post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne and novelist Emile Zola. The two boys grew up in Aix-en-Provence. Emile was fatherless and poor. Paul came from a wealthy family. As young men, dreaming of glory and beautiful women, they left the south to conquer the art scene in Paris. Soon Emile had it all, and embraced the very bourgeoisie he mocked in his books. Meanwhile, Cézanne rejected the Parisian scene to focus only on his work, ignored by his peers and the establishment.

113 minutes. French with English subtitles.

If you need accessibility accommodations for this program or event, please email [email protected]. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to ensure accommodations can be made.


Selected past events and series

Moving Images, At Home

April 2020–June 2021

At its heart, Moving Images is about bringing communities together in the museum. Beginning in spring 2020, when the impact of COVID-19 prevented safe gathering in theater spaces, we collaborated with filmmakers, scholars, and other friends in the local film community to share a monthly selection of recommendations for our audiences to enjoy at home. Learn more here.

Art, Histories, & Adaptations film and discussion series

April 22–25, 2021

Rooted in CAM special exhibitions Future Retrieval: Close Parallel and Frank Duveneck: American Master, this 4-day online film and discussion program looks at the ways art and film reimagine, recontextualize, and in some instances, reshape historical narratives and literary texts. Learn more here.

All Things Being Equal film and discussion series

September 3–5, 2020

Presented in celebration of the Cincinnati Art Museum opening of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal..., the ATBE film and discussion series features films that honor the themes of Thomas’s work, discussions with scholars, filmmakers, and artists, and a special presentation of short films created in collaboration with Cincinnati nonprofit film-focused organizations. Learn more here.