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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 or (513) 639-2964.

Duveneck Association Information

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

DUVENECK ASSOCIATION KICK-OFF PARTY | Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Join us at our complimentary kick-off party and learn more about the coming season of Duveneck programming. We will enjoy drinks and light bites in the courtyard and mingle with new curators.


Emily Merkle - Chair 
Kay Worz - Vice Chair 
Elizabeth Tinklenberg - Past Chair 

Committee Chairs: 
Kay Worz - Membership Chair 
Elizabeth Tinklenberg - Program Chair 
Ron Tinklenberg - Secretary 
Nancy Virgulak - Finance 

Members at Large: 
Mary Bonansinga 
Chuck Deitschel 
Gail Forberg 
Laura Hobson 
Karen Jaquish 
Polk Laffoon 
Judith Meyers Schultz 
Mike West 
Don Worz