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.
About the exhibition:
In honor of AAC’s 150th anniversary celebration, the Cincinnati Art Museum selected more than 90 masterful drawings and prints by AAC alumni and faculty from the museum’s permanent collection. Works by artists including Tom Wesselmann, Elizabeth Nourse, Charley Harper, John Henry Twachtman and Thom Shaw will be on view February 1–April 28, 2019, at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Many of the artworks have rarely been displayed, and 25 works will be on view for the first time. Moreover, the exhibition showcases the accomplishments of celebrated artists living and working in the community, such as John A. Ruthven, Gary Gaffney, and Constance McClure. Free admission. Learn more here.
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, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Tuesday – Sunday, open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays)
Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150: A Celebration in Drawings and Prints is presented by Fund Evaluation Group (FEG) and will be on view in the Schiff Gallery and Balcony, Galleries 234 and 235. Admission is free.