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150: Beaux Arts Ball

November 2, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Association is hosting its Beaux Arts Ball in celebration of the Academy’s 150th Anniversary. This year’s ball will be the “Future Now Ball.”

The event will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019. More details to follow.

The Beaux Arts Balls are an Art Academy tradition borrowed from the École Nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Costume balls became popular in American art schools in the late nineteenth century, and although there is no history of the early days, there are reports that the balls were a fixture at the Academy by 1900.

Past Ball Themes:
1913 Thumb Tack Club
1915 Mother Goose Ball
1916 Old Masters Ball
1920 A Night in the Orient
1924 Chauve Souris
1925 Feast of the Little Green God
1926 Land That Never Was and Never Will Be
1927 Feudal Frolic
1928 Follies of the Future
1929 Fairy Forest
1930 Theatrical Ball
1931 Alice in Wonderland Ball
1932 Reincarnation Ball
1933 Under the Sea Ball
1934 Dante’s Inferno
1937 Art Caricatures
1938 Bal Fantastique
1939 Dream Ball
1940 Isms Ball
1941 Midnight in the Museum
1942 Reincarnation
1946 Frontier Days
1947 Adam to Atom
1948 Fantome et Fantaisie
1949 Night Life of the Gods
1950 Characters from the Opera Ball
1987 100 Years Beaux Arts Ball
1989 Naughty Nauticals Ball
2000 Blak Kat Ball
2001 A Spaced Odyssey Ball
2003 Mad Hatter’s Ball
2005 Bizarre Ball
2007 Hair Ball
2009 CarniBall
2015 Venezia Carnevale Ball



November 2
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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