Please visit our Calendar for additional information regarding lectures. Reservations can be made online or by calling (513) 721-ARTS.


May 6, 2018 | 2 p.m.

This annual lecture is presented by the Asian Art Society of Cincinnati and explores topics related to the arts of Asia.

FREE | Reservations recommended.


November 26, 2017 | 2 p.m. 

The annual Benesse Lecture on Art was founded in 1995 by the Benesse Corporation as part of a cultural exchange between the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Kuniyoshi Museum in Tokyo. The goal of the Benesse Lecture is a greater understanding of art. This year's speaker is artist Hank Willis Thomas. 

FREE for members
$10 for general public
$5 for students and seniors

Reservations required.

May 2, 2018 | 2 p.m.

This annual lecture is presented by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of American in the State of Ohio and explores topics in Federal and/or Colonial period American decorative and fine arts.

FREE for Colonial Dames & CAM Members
$10 for general public
$5 for students and seniors
Reservations recommended.

March 11, 2018 | 2 p.m. 

This annual lecture on decorative art and design is presented by Mrs. Barbara Kreines and the Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnati in memory of Dr. Kenneth Kreines. 

This lecture is SOLD OUT. 


Lecture: Anila Quayyum Agha | September 21, 2017 | 7–8 p.m. 

Discover more about the fascinating sculptures and installations of Anila Quayyum Agha in this artist's lecture. Through stories and images of her work, learn how Agha addresses global politics as well as social and gender roles in contemporary culture. Reservations recommended. Members and students: FREE. General admission: $10.  Purchase Tickets


Lecture: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion | October 14, 2017 | 11 a.m.

Join Sarah Schleuning, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the High Museum of Art as she shares insights and anecdotes about working with Dutch designer Iris van Herpen on the groundbreaking exhibition, Iris van Herpen: Transforming FashionMembers and students FREE, general admission $10. Reservations recommended. Purchase Tickets.


Museum members are invited to enjoy a light breakfast in the Procter & Gamble Gallery (126) and to view the exhibition prior to the lecture starting at 9 a.m.


Symposium: The Reformation in Cultural Perspective

November 17, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Discover the age of reformation through this day-long symposium in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati. Explore multiple perspectives on the time in which Albrecht Durer lived through panel discussions, lectures and musical performances. FREE. Reservations recommended.