150th Commencement Ceremony of the Art Academy of Cincinnati
Save the date as we send-off the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s 2019 class of radical, forward-thinking, contemporary visual artists and designers. This year’s graduates will join the lineage of Art Academy alumni from 1869 – 2019.
WHAT: 150th Commencement Ceremony for the Art Academy of Cincinnati
WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 10 am
WHERE: Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
PARKING: More information can be found on the Downtown Cincinnati website by clicking here.
COST: This free event is open to Art Academy graduating seniors, family, faculty, and staff.
Tony Tasset (BFA ’83), an internationally acclaimed multi-media artist will be the commencement speaker for the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s graduation exercises. The Alumni Council is proud to confer upon Tony Tasset the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Tasset will rouse the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s 150th graduating class to unleash their creative passions and to immerse themselves in boundless exploration and untold avenues of expression as they reinvent themselves, each other, and the world. The artist’s own uncurbed, seemingly boundless, and momentous art has held innumerable people around the globe spellbound for 35 years.
Additionally, Valedictorian Aubree Lightner (BFA 2019) will address the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree recipients and their families. Lightner will receive a BFA in Painting and Drawing with minors in both Creative Writing and Photography.
The Commencement Ceremony will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine.