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Pursue your own art interests with exclusive programs and events while supporting various Art Museum projects. The Duveneck Association hosts monthly lectures, tours, and day trips for its members.
The Duveneck Association also hosts the annual food and wine tasting event, A Taste of Duveneck. For more information about Taste of Duveneck, please click here.
Dues: $45 single; $75 couple annually
For more information, please contact Kelly Hummel at (513) 639-2964 or [email protected]
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.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Duveneck Association Kick-off Party
Monday, September 9, 2013
Field trip to New Bremen Ohio to see the Dicke Collection
Monday, October 7, 2013
Panel discussion at the Art Museum with Michael Solway, Phyllis Weston and the Miller Gallery
Monday, November 4, 2013
Degas, Renoir and Poetic Pastels exhibition with Curator of European Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture Esther Bell
Monday, December 2, 2013
Holiday Luncheon at Queen City Club with Director Aaron Betsky
Monday, January 6, 2014
Elizabeth Nourse: Rites of Passage exhibition with Curator of American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture Julie Aronson
Monday, February 3, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
French Drawings: Genius and Grace: François Boucher and the Generation of 1700 exhibition with Curator of European Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture Esther Bell
Monday, April 7, 2014
A field trip to Columbus, Indiana
Monday, May 5, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
A Taste of Duveneck
Elizabeth Tinklenberg, Chair
Emily Merkle, Vice-Chair
Polk Laffoon IV, Past Chair
Becky Baskett, Secretary
Chuck Deitschel, Taste of Duveneck Co-Chair
Charlie Dietschel, Taste of Duveneck Co-Chair
Kinnaird S. McQuade, Taste of Duveneck Co-Chair
Kay K. Wortz, Membership Chair
Sarah Johnson, Program Chair
Polk Laffoon IV, Program Chair