Opening to the public on Friday, February 1, 2019 the Cincinnati Art Museum in partnership with the Art Academy of Cincinnati will present Academy at 150: A Celebration of Drawings and Prints.
This exhibition will demonstrate the rich ties between the two institutions.
On January 30, 1884, the University of Cincinnati board agreed to transfer control and maintenance of the School of Design (McMicken School of Design) to the Cincinnati Museum Association. When the CMA took control in 1884, the school was known as the Art School of Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Art Museum was dedicated in Eden Park on May 17, 1886, and was heralded as “the Art Palace of the West.” With the opening of the museum, the Women’s Art Museum Association, which had gotten the ball rolling back in 1877, disbanded. The art school building opened adjacent to the museum on November 26, 1887. To mark this new phase in the institution’s history, the art school officially became the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
Exhibition dates: February 1-April 28, 2019
More details to come.