Please check our calendar for additional information regarding lectures. Please call (513) 721.ARTS to make reservations for upcoming lectures.
ARTiculate: Conversations with Contemporary Artists
The Cincinnati Art Museum has a long history of supporting local artists, from Frank Duveneck to Jim Dine. ARTiculate, a series of talks between Cincinnati artists and Art Museum Director Aaron Betsky, continues this tradition by inviting artists to discuss their processes, practices, and relationships to the Queen City. Join us as we learn more about the artists living and working in our community and explore the contemporary Cincinnati art scene.
FREE for Art Museum Members and Evenings for Educators participants; $5 for students; $10 for non-members. Reservations recommended.
September 18, 2013
November 20, 2013
January 15, 2014
March 19, 2014
May 21, 2014
July 16, 2014
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, specifically issues in contemporary art. Each lecturer is chosen specially by the Director, and in the past the Art Museum has hosted such notable figures as artist Ann Hamilton (2011), Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum of Harlem, Thelma Golden (2012), and social practice artist Theaster Gates (2013).
Colonial Dames Lecture
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.
May 7, 2014: Carrie Rebora Barratt, Associate Director for Collections and Administration, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The 18th Annual Kreines Lecture on Decorative Arts and Design will be held in Spring 2014.
Sunday, March 9, 2014: Elizabeth Williams, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, RISD Museum
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.