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Cincinnati Art Museum Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Upside down and inside out! Several wool shawls dating from the 18th and 19th centuries were being repacked for storage when this one caused some confusion: which side is the “right side” (the side that should go “out” when the shawl is worn)? The decorated paisley borders have been sewn “right sides to wrong sides” at two corners. A sloppy seamstress’ mistake? A prescient deconstructivist design choice? Not at all! This shawl is a giant square intended to be folded along the diagonal when worn: the mis-matched corners are actually a clever adjustment to allow both folded halves to be “right sides out” when in use. 3 hour ago via Facebook


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


Art and...

We each bring our own experiences and perspectives to a work of art. This new lecture series explores what happens when two experts from different fields present their own distinct views on the same artworks. Join us as we explore the Art Museum’s collection and special exhibitions in a fun, new way. What new perspectives will you gain?

Reservations required. FREE for Art Museum Members, $10 for non-members, $5 for students & seniors.

Lecture Dates:
November 19, 2014: Art and Privacy
January 21, 2015: Art and Public Spaces
March 18, 2015: Art and Japanese Court Life
May 20, 2015: Art and Feminism
July 15, 2015: Art and Baseball


Benesse Lecture

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
The Three Lives of Grant Wood's American Gothic with Dr. Wanda Corn, the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University.

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. The 2014 Benesse Lecture will offer a close look at American Gothic and its strange odyssey from the studio of an unknown Iowan artist 75 years ago to its international celebrity status today.


Kreines Lecture

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Digital Fabrication: Realizing the Impossible, from Piranesi to Kapoor with Ronald T. Lobaco, the Marcia Docter Curator, Museum of Arts and Design

Works which were once impossible or extremely difficult to create are now feasible through recent innovations in 3D printing and computer-aided design. Join us for the 19th annual Kreines Lecture as Ronald T. Labaco, curator of the exhibition Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital, examines the use of digital fabrication in 21st-century art and design.

This annual lecture is presented by Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kreines.


Colonial Dames Lecture

Date & Topic TBD

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.



Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with Paul Graham

The FOTOFOCUS Lecture and Visiting Artist Series, sponsored by Lightborne Inc., and formerly known as the Lightborne Lecture Series, invites renowned photographers to Cincinnati to share their work with the public and area college students. Lectures are held each fall and spring.