150th Anniversary

The First Incarnation of the Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arts

February 7, 1828
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The first incarnation of the Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arts, founded by sculptor Frederick Eckstein in 1828, was intended as “a gratuitous school for mechanics and artisans,”2 but failed to find support from the townsfolk. Their first art exhibit drew only 150 visitors in six weeks and didn’t raise enough money to pay the doorman or supply candles.

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January 25th, 2023

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