CAM brings the art of Robert S. Duncanson and other masterpieces online with the Google Cultural Institute (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, February 1, 2016)
CAM to present powerful African-American art and community conversations in 30 Americans (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, January 27, 2015)
Cincinnati Art Museum acquires important Hudson River School painting and major figurative glass sculpture (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, January 14, 2016)
Cincinnati Art Museum to showcase The Etching Revival from Daubigny to Twachtman Feb 13–May 8, 2016 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, December 30, 2015)
CAM opens more galleries than ever before (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, December 17, 2015)
Field Guide: Photographs by Jochen Lempert showcases beauty, mystery of nature (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, September 16, 2015)
October 20, 2007 to January 20, 2008
The Cincinnati Art Museum is proud to bring you an exciting exhibition entitled Vanishing Frontier: Rookwood, Farny, and the American Indian, which explores the art and history of Native Americans as depicted by Cincinnati’s Rookwood Pottery Company and painter Henry Farny. Stunning ceramic portraits from the James J. Gardner Collection of Rookwood and exquisite Farny opaque watercolors from the Art Museum’s holdings as well as private collections offer a compelling view of the American Indian during the final days of the frontier. You have an opportunity to journey back in time when Americans were feeling the sentiment of loss for the frontier, and the Native American way of life was coming to an end. Also on view are American Indian artifacts from the Art Museum’s famous collection and the original photographic images that inspired the Rookwood ceramics.
The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation
Dan and Mim Hillenbrand
Betty B. Klinedinst
Cincinnati Art Galleries
A friend of the Cincinnati Art Museum
The Art Museum thanks the Henry Luce Foundation for supporting our ongoing research of Cincinnati's artistic heritage.
Image: Henry François Farny (American, b.1847, d.1916); The Ford, 1899; gouache and watercolor over graphite pencil; 15 15/16 x 11 in. (40.5 x 27.9 cm); Gift of the Farny R. and Grace K. Wurlitzer Foundation; 1970.183