by Keith Gollar
Fall has arrived and Cincinnati Art Museum visitors can expect intriguing new programs, exciting special exhibitions and fun, community-focused events. From adult art making activities, to educational children’s’ programs, CAM offers something for the entire family.
Gallery Experience, every Sunday | 3 p.m.
Join us each Sunday to explore new perspectives on CAM’s permanent collection. Whether it’s a discussion or a performance, participants will examine art through the lens of contemporary life. Free admission.
Artist Workshop, select dates | 1–3 p.m.
Visitors 6 years of age or older are welcome to join the fun in this workshop led by a local artist. Learn about techniques and materials used by professional artists in educational and hands-on workshops. Ticketed.
Studio Classes, every Thursday | 6–7:45 p.m.
Become a better artist with weekly studio classes for students of all ages and abilities. Classes meet in the Rosenthal Education Center (REC) for a month and will build on traditional art-making techniques. Monthly registration only. Students under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who is also enrolled in the class. Ticketed.
Creativity and Growth, second Saturday of the month | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sketching Tours, second Saturday of the month | 1–2 p.m.
Discover new ways of looking by drawing the museum’s collection with the help of a knowledgeable docent. Sketching materials provided. Free admission.
Culture + Cocktails | November 9, 2017, 6–8 p.m.; Spring 2018 date TBA
Lights. Camera. Fashion! Explore art, sip a cocktail and create your own masterpiece – all in one evening! Culture + Cocktails is a new, bi-annual program for young professionals that features a docent-led exhibition tour, followed by drinks and art making. This fall, guests will explore Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion and create their own avant-garde jewelry inspired by the exhibition. Ticketed, pricing varies.
Ana England: Kinship (Now–March 4, 2018)
Ana England is fascinated by the foundational and fundamental connections inherent in nature, and believes that if you look closely, you will find that the connections between us are greater than those separating us. England’s work emphasizes and incorporates shared patterns and structures that are present in vastly different scales and across various natural elements as a way to underscore the connections, or kinship, between the larger cosmos, the human realm, and the microscopic universe.
On display in Galleries 124 and 125. Admission is free. More information
Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
October 13, 2017–January 7, 2018 | Working with materials as diverse as metal umbrella ribs, industrial yarns, woven metal, leather strips, and transparent acrylic, Iris van Herpen is one of the most visionary fashion designers of the twenty-first century. Credited with introducing 3D printing to fashion, she seamlessly blends hi-tech processes with traditional handwork, creating imaginative sculptural garments.
Ticketed, pricing varies. Members receive free tickets. More Information
Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance
November 17, 2017–February 11, 2018 | Commemorating five hundred years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a Wittenberg church door, the art museum is organizing an exhibition exploring the impact of the Italian Renaissance and the Reformation through the prints of Albrecht Dürer and his contemporaries. The Age of Reformation and Renaissance will follow the development of Dürer’s genius from his apprenticeship through the eve of the Reformation. Free admission. More Information
Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China
April 20, 2018–August 12, 2018 | The exhibition will feature approximately 120 individual objects, which include terracotta figures of warriors, arms and armor, ritual bronze vessels, works in gold and silver, jade ornaments, precious jewelry, and ceramics, all drawn from the collections of art museums and archaeological institutes in Shaanxi province, China. Dating from the Pre-Qin period (770–221 BC) to the Qin dynasty (221–206 BC), these works of art, excavated from the emperor’s mausoleum, as well as aristocratic and nomadic tombs, will represent history, myths, and burials in ancient China. . Ticketed, pricing varies. Members receive free tickets. More Information
Lecture: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion with Sarah Schleuning, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, High Museum of Art
October 14, 2017, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Join Sarah Schleuning, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the High Museum of Art as she shares insights and anecdotes about working with Dutch designer Iris van Herpen on the groundbreaking exhibition, Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion.
Art in Bloom
October 26, 2017–October 29, 2017 | Over four days, experience the beauty of glorious fresh flowers paired with the Cincinnati Art Museum’s fine art collection. Take part in many and varied special events, family friendly activities, docent-led tours, plus conversations and demonstrations by curators and floral arrangers. Some events ticketed. More Information
Loving Vincent Cincinnati Film Premiere
November 2, 2017, 6 p.m. | Join us for Loving Vincent’s Cincinnati premiere beginning at 6:30, preceded at 6:00 by a special talk by Associate Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings Peter Bell. Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film. Written & directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, the film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story.
Consult a Curator
November 14, 2017, 4–6 p.m. Do you have a piece of artwork that you would like to learn more about? Museum Members are invited to bring two items to be examined by our curators or conservators at our twice-a-year Consult a Curator afternoon. More Information
A Madcap Christmas Carol
Saturday, November 18 & Sunday November 19; 1–3 p.m. | If you think you know the story of miserly old Scrooge, think again! Madcap turns a classic Christmas ghost story into a fantastically funny tale, bringing your favorite Dickens characters to life with giant puppets and exciting new twists.
Image: Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Chemical Crows, Skirt, Collar, January 2008, ribs of children’s umbrellas, industrial boat yarns, cow leather and metal eyelets, Groninger Museum, 2012.0191.a-b, © Iris van Herpen. Photo by Michel Zoeter