The Donald P. Sowell Endowment Committee (Sowell Committee) was established in 1993 as a tribute to Donald P. Sowell (1929-1989), an important Cincinnati artist and art educator.
The Sowell Committee promotes greater interaction and involvement of the African American community with the Cincinnati Art Museum. In doing so they oversee an endowment in Mr. Sowell’s name and act as a recommending body for the disbursements of its funds to promote African American art, programs, exhibitions and other art forms of interest to the African American community. The Sowell Committee also provides educational and social fundraising activities that benefit the endowment and the museum.
Programs take place on the first Sunday of each month from September through June from 3-5 p.m.
Join the Sowell Endowment Committee to celebrate their commitment to fostering connections between the African American community and the museum. Enjoy drinks, food, and a lively reception, while the Synergy Jazz Group fills the Great Hall with their soulful sounds.
Sunday, September 10, 3–5 p.m.
Gallery 126 & Gallery 213
RSVP required by September 1
Kristin Spangenberg, Curator of Prints, will give us a tour of the exhibition Ohio Voices. This exhibition highlights prints and drawings created from 1925 to the present by accomplished African American artists with Ohio connections. The exhibition also recognizes and celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Donald P. Sowell Endowment Committee, a museum affiliate group, established in tribute to Donald P. Sowell (1929–1989), an important Cincinnati artist and art educator.
Sunday, October 8, 3–4:30 p.m.
RSVP required by October 1
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Sowell Committee, join us for a panel discussion with Gee Horton, Ellen Jean Price, Kevin Harris, and Carolyn Mazloomi—four local artists featured in the Ohio Voices installation. Hear their stories, inspiration, and work through individual presentations. Then, listen in on a discussion between the artists and participate in a Q&A.
November 12, 3–5 p.m.
RSVP required by November 1
Julie Aronson, PhD, Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings, will guide us through the exhibition Charles White: A Little Higher. More than 50 of the artist’s virtuoso drawings, prints, and paintings were selected from the esteemed Primas Family Collection.
Cynthia Collins, Chair
Linda Meador, Secretary
Myra Paige-Livingston, Treasurer
Katrina Mundy, Past Chair
Consuelo Harris, Member-at-Large
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