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150: Commencement Ceremony

05/11/19, 6:00 am - 9:00 am

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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.

The Alumni Council of the Art Academy of Cincinnati is proud to confer upon Charley Harper and Tony Tasset the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Tony Tasset (BFA ’83), an internationally acclaimed multi-media artist will be the commencement speaker for the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s graduation exercises.

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.



6:00 am - 9:00 am
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Memorial Hall
1225 Elm St
Cincinnati, 45202 United States
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