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Conversations around American Gothic

August 30, 2014 to November 16, 2014

The Cincinnati Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago will collaborate in a historic partnership involving Grant Wood’s two masterpieces, American Gothic and Daughters of Revolution. For the first time, the iconic American Gothic will appear in Cincinnati alongside the Art Museum’s own Daughters of Revolution. Wood’s iconic paintings will be combined with other quintessential works by artists of the Regionalist Movement including John Steuart Curry’s Baptism in Kansas (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York) and Thomas Hart Benton’s Cradling Wheat (Saint Louis Art Museum). Visitors will be encouraged to compare these works, stimulating lively conversation about the definition of “realism” as an artistic style, small town and rural life, stereotypes, nationalism, and what it means to be an American.



$8 Adults; $5 Students with ID; FREE for children 12 and under

FREE for Art Museum Members (Individual Level Members receive one free ticket, Family Level Members and above receive tickets for their household)

Tickets can be purchased on the day of your visit at the Visitor Services desk in the Main Lobby or at the DeWitt Entrance.



Related Programming + Events


Members Only Preview Day

Friday, August 29, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

View Conversations around American Gothic before the general public with a Members Only Preview Day on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

FREE for Art Museum Members. Member Cards must be presented at front desk for entry



Art After Dark: American Gothic Bourbon & Beer Garden

Friday, August 29, 5 - 9 p.m.

Break out the farm gear and practice your best American Gothic pose in front of a mirror! This month’s Art After Dark pays tribute to Grant Wood’s iconic painting and the Regionalist art movement. Tour the Art Museum's folk art collection then head over to our American Gothic Photo Booth provided by Jess W. Photography. Afterwards, unwind in our Bourbon & Beer Garden from 5 – 9 p.m. featuring local beers, bourbon and live music by Jake Speed and the Freddies from 6 - 8 p.m.

See Art After Dark page for details



Members Only Breakfast and Preview

August 30, 8:30—10:30am

Celebrate the opening of Conversations Around American Gothic with a Members Only Breakfast and Preview on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 8:30 -10:30 am. The breakfast will feature Roots music from Wild Carrot.


Reservations are required for the Members Only Breakfast. Please click here for pricing and reservation information.



Regionalist Roudtables

Every Wednesday and Sunday at 3 p.m. (August 31—November 16, 2014)

Contemplate. Chat. Change the way you think about American Gothic.


Join us each Wednesday and Sunday at 3 p.m. for a conversation about American artists Grant Wood, John Steuart Curry, and Thomas Hart Benton. These three artists are featured in the special exhibition Conversations around American Gothic, which places the iconic painting in context among other masterworks such as the Art Museum’s Daughters of Revolution. Art Museum staff and visitors will engage in a dialogue that will help to provide new contexts for American paintings of the 1920s and 30s. Click here for more information.


This is a free program, but requires a Conversations around American Gothic exhibition admission ticket.

**This program will not occur on Sunday, October 26 due to the lecture The Three Lives of Grant Wood's American Gothic with Dr. Wanda Corn.


HobNob at the Farm Table

September 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

The Cincinnati Art Museum Presents HobNob at the Farm Table, a celebration of the special exhibition Conversations around American Gothic. The evening will be a chic gala of creative food, libations, bluegrass and fun. While hobnobbing, raise your "pitchfork" at the lively Art of Dining Auction to benefit our Art Museum. Click here for more details.



This exhibition is generously sponsored by:


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Image: Grant Wood (American 1891-1942); American Gothic, 1930; Oil on Beaver Board; The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection; 1930.934



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