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Guests gather in the museum lobby for a Duveneck Association fundraiser.

About the Duveneck Association

Established in 1980, the Duveneck Association engages Cincinnati Art Museum members by broadening knowledge of the Museum’s encyclopedic collection, special exhibitions and art in our communities.

The Duveneck Association honors Frank Duveneck (1848-1919), born in Covington, KY. At a young age, Duveneck studied in Munich, Germany, developing his special style of expressive brushwork and deep-toned palette.  Continuing his work in Florence, and later in the United States, Duveneck became a well known and respected figure and portrait painter.  In 1880, he was elected  a member of the Society of American Artists, and  further recognition and honors continued through his life. Before his death in 1919, he donated a large and important group of his work to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Membership in the Duveneck Association includes a monthly luncheon and meeting with one another to hear various experts and museum curators discuss current exhibitions, some aspect of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection, or taking an off-site tour to a collection of interest.

Luncheons take place on the first Monday of each month from September through May.


Annual Dues

$50 per person

For more information, please contact the Philanthropy Office at [email protected] or 513-639-2865.


Learn More

Program Lineup

  • 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m., Wine Social
  • 12 p.m., Lunch at Terrace Café
  • 1 p.m., Program with Speaker
  • 2–3 p.m., Exhibition open to view


Monday, September 11, 2023, 5–7 p.m.

Register for September 11

Our opening reception in the Sculpture Garden will feature Peter Bell, PhD, Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings, who will share his insights with us on Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds.

Please bring a guest who would love to learn more about The Duveneck Association and possibly join.

Summer Cocktail Attire. Beer, Wine & Dinner by the Bite.


Monday, October 2, 2023

Register for October 2

Lunch followed with a lecture by Julie Aronson, PhD, Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings, will share her insights on Creating Connections: Self Taught Artists in the Rosenthal Collection.


Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Register for November 7

Field trip! We will meet for lunch at the Clovernook Country Club, followed by a tour of the art collection at Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired. Please meet at Clovernook Country Club for lunch at 11:30.


Monday, December 4, 2023

Register for December 4

A festive lunch followed by Megan Nauer, Curatorial Assistant of Fashion Arts and Textiles, will speak to us about Paloozanoire. Founded in 2019, Paloozanoire focuses on enriching the lives of people of color throughout the Midwest in the areas of creativity, corporate leadership, and entrepreneurship.


Monday, January 8, 2024

Register for January 8

Lunch followed by Amy Miller Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design, who will share a program on Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass.


Monday, February 5, 2024

Register for February 5

Jason Franz of Manifest Gallery will speak to us about their unique gallery at the New Gallery Space. We will enjoy lunch at the new gallery.


Monday, March 4, 2024

Register for March 4

Julie Aronson, PhD, Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings, will share insight with us on Whitfield Lovell: Passages.Lunch prior in the Terrace Café.


Monday, April 1, 2024

Register for April 1

Join us for lunch and a special presentation from Emily Holtrop, Director of Learning & Interpretation, and Sara Birkofer, Assistant Director of Gallery & Accessibility Programs on the new exhibition Accessible Ohio.


Monday, May 6, 2024

Register for May 6

Field trip! Help us wrap up the season with lunch at the Sheakley Corporate Office to tour their fabulous collection. Please meet at the office, 320 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202.



Monthly evites will provide additional information and details about each program as they approach (as well as opportunities to reserve spots for you and your friends!)


  • Mary Ran


Leadership Members

  • Ray Burt
  • Dilly Dooley
  • Mike Krug
  • Dolores Loewe
  • Julie Metz
  • Katrina Mundy
  • Ron Schmiedeker


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