Membership includes a monthly luncheon and meeting to hear various experts discuss current exhibitions, some aspect of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection, or taking an off-site tour to a collection of interest.
Through its fundraising activities, the Association donates a significant monetary gift to the Cincinnati Art Museum each year. Thanks to the annual A Taste of Duveneck fundraiser, beneficiaries have included restorations of works of art and renovations to galleries.
Annual Dues | $55 individual | $90 couple
For more information, please contact the Development Department at [email protected] or (513) 639-2964.
The Duveneck Association dates to 1980, when it was formed as the Men’s Committee. The name changed in 1991 in order to expand membership to include women and to honor an important Cincinnati artist.
Members of the Cincinnati Art Museum are eligible to join the Association. Membership includes monthly luncheon meetings to hear various experts discuss current exhibitions or some aspect of the Art Museum’s permanent collection, or to take an off-site tour to a collection of interest.
Through its fund-raising activities, the Association donates a significant monetary gift to the Art Museum each year. Beneficiaries have included (but not been limited to) restorations of works of art, renovations to galleries, the renovation of the Schmidlapp Gallery and renovation of –and equipment purchases for–the Art Museum’s esteemed Conservation Lab.
Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) was a native of Covington, Kentucky. As a teenager, he apprenticed to church decorators. Showing promise, he was sent to study at the Royal Academy in Munich in 1869. There he abandoned plans for pursuing church commissions and mastered the bravura brush techniques practiced by the Munich school. Winning prizes and finding success at exhibitions, he quickly became a leading artist and important expatriate among American realist painters.
Colleagues included William Merritt Chase, John Henry Twachtman and many others.
In 1890, Duveneck returned to Cincinnati to teach at the Art Academy, where he became is director in 1904. He was an active member of the Cincinnati Art Club, serving as president in 1896-98. In his lifetime, Duveneck influenced many artists and their work.
Download the 2017-2018 Duveneck Association Event Calendar
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017 | OFFSITE
TRIP TO MINIATURE MUSEUM
We will travel to a hidden gem in Maysville, KY. The Miniature Museum has an unrivaled collection of thousands of 1/12 scale miniatures, each selected or commissioned by Maysville native Kaye Browning, who will lead our tour through the museum. We will have a catered lunch after the tour and should have some time to visit the shops in Maysville before heading home.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
IRIS VAN HERPEN: TRANSFORMING FASHION
We will be joined by the Women’s Committee to explore the fascinating fashions from the Iris van Herpen exhibit. Chief curator, Cynthia Amneus, will expand on Van Herpen’s career which includes being credited with introducing 3-D printing to fashion, blending hi-tech processes with traditional handwork, and creating imaginative sculptural garments.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017| OFFSITE
HOLIDAY LUNCH WITH THE DIRECTOR
What could be better during the holidays – a festive lunch at the Queen City Club with a special menu! Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert Director, Cameron Kitchin, will be our speaker.
MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
ALBRECHT DURER – AGE OF REFORMATION AND RENAISSANCE
Kristin Spangenberg, Curator of Prints, will walk us through her latest exhibit – “Albrecht Durer – Age of Reformation and Renaissance.” This exhibition explores a pivotal period in history through the prints of Durer and his contemporaries.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
CONTEMPORARY ART UNCOVERED
When approaching contemporary art, it can be hard to decipher what makes abstract and minimalist art successful or what the artist may have been trying to convey. A panel of 20th and 21st century art specialists will join us to answer the many questions that arise about contemporary art and why it continues to increase in popularity.
MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018
LIFE OF AN ACCOMPLISHED LOCAL ARTIST
One of Cincinnati’s most beloved artists, John Ruthven, will be our speaker. Mr. Ruthven, whose boyhood hero was James Audubon, has had a long and distinguished career painting birds and mammals of Ohio and many areas of the world.
MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018 | OFFSITE
TRIP TO LOUISVILLE
We will return to Louisville’s Speed Museum to view the much anticipated exhibit – “Women Impressionists.” We will have lunch at Proof on Main at the 21c Museum Hotel and explore the contemporary art collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson.
MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018
This is a bonus program for members to join the Women’s Committee – “Terracotta Army – Legacy of the First Emperor of China.” This promises to be a block buster exhibit. There will be 120 objects, including figures of warriors, dating from 770 B.C. to 200 B.C. from the Shaanxi province of China.
MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018 | OFFSITE
TOUR OF PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
For our annual May home tour, we will join Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell at their home in Indian Hill. Lunch will be at a nearby restaurant TBD.
Emily Merkle - Chair
Kay Worz - Vice Chair
Elizabeth Tinklenberg - Past Chair
Kay Worz - Membership Chair
Elizabeth Tinklenberg - Program Chair
Ron Tinklenberg - Secretary
Nancy Virgulak - Finance
Members at Large:
Judith Meyers Schultz