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Membership includes a monthly luncheon and meeting to hear various experts discuss current exhibitions, some aspect of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection, or taking an off-site tour to a collection of interest. Through its fundraising activities, the Association donates a significant monetary gift to the Cincinnati Art Museum each year. 

Annual Dues | $60 individual | $100 couple

For more information, please contact the Philanthropy Office at [email protected] or (513) 639-2964.

Duveneck Association Information

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. Monthly programs include engaging presentations and conversations with Museum curators,  visits to neighboring arts organizations, and special tours of private collections.

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.

Join us as we cautiously gather with new social guidelines and celebrate the power of art with the following events.


September 24, Thursday evening 5:30-7:30 p.m., we celebrate with an evening in the Alice Bimel Courtyard with welcome by Dave Linnenberg, CAO of the museum, sparkling refreshments and supper by the bite.  The new Duveneck Association board members will be introduced, and we will salute the retiring long-serving DA board members.  New Duveneck Association board members are Mike Krug, docent and active DA member with his wife Kathy; Linda Ambrose, active supporter for the DA; Sarah Johnson, docent and past docent chair and museum trustee; Kevin Ott active museum trustee and his wife Libby. Members are welcome to bring a new member prospect.

October 19, Monday 11:30-1:00 p.m., conversation with Peter Bell, Phd., Associate Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, on the European influences of Frank Duveneck’s art as captured within our museum’s collection. The program will be held in our galleries with the use of audio aids to allow us all social distancing while enjoying our art and Peter’s commentary.  Lunch will be served.

December 7, Monday 11:30-1:00 p.m. holiday luncheon with Cameron Kitchin and Cynthia Amneus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles.

January 11, Monday 11:30-1:00 p.m. program with Julie Aronson, Phd., Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, and director for the Frank Duveneck exhibit, American Master.  Due to Covid-19’s forced closing and rescheduling of the museum’s event calendar, American Master exhibit will open December 18, 2020 and run through March 28, 2021. Lunch will be served.


We will keep everyone updated to any changes that we may have to make due to social distance requirements.



Chair: Kay K Worz

Finance: Julie Metz

Programs and membership: Barbara Weyand

Ray Burt

Linda Ambrose

Mike Krug

Mary Bonansinga

Mary Ran

Sarah Johnson

Kevin Ott