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Be one of the first to experience the exhibition of the summer at Cincinnati Art Museum’s A Happening: Press Play

6/6/2024 12:00:00 AM

CINCINNATI — JUNE 6, 2024 —Join the Cincinnati Art Museum’s CAM Catalysts at the fourth annual A Happening fundraiser and be one of the first to experience The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century, opening just the day before.

A Happening: Press Play will be from 6:30–11 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, inside the museum and outdoors in the Alice Bimel Courtyard. The ticketed event is 21+ only.

Attendees will enjoy music curated by DJ Queen Celine, interactive experiences, a delectable menu, craft beer sponsored by Rhinegeist, and an exclusive performance by Cincinnati hip hop artist Khari. Be enthralled with the talents of local artists and live painters Quinn Battiste, Monique Dunson and Christian Drye as they create inspiring original works of art to be raffled at the event.

All proceeds will support the Cincinnati Art Museum’s commitment to community engagement, critical in fulfilling its mission to contribute to a more vibrant Cincinnati by inspiring its people and connecting communities through the power of art.

General admission tickets are $85 each. Tickets are available online and at the door and include food and drink. To learn about donor opportunities, please contact [email protected] or call 513-639-2962.

The Cincinnati Art Museum would like to thank the following organizations for gracious sponsorships of this event, including Rhinegeist; Mariner Wealth Advisors; Fifth Third; Lauren & Tom Shafer; Investment Analytics; Johnson Investment Counsel; S P Agency, Inc.; Truepoint Wealth Counsel; Taft Law; Robert C. Magrish; Eric & Jan-Michele Kearney; Ryan McCarty; Nicholas Gonzalez & Anne Eisele; Jon & Ann Keeling; Sam & Erin Pate; Kathleen & Michael Wilkins; Guy Wolf & Jane Misiewicz; and Vaughn Smith. In addition, the museum would like to recognize the event’s co-chairs, Natalie Leonard and Sam Pate, and planning committee members Ayana Ames, Jesse Cornelius, Nicholas Gonzales, Rachael Magowan, Christian Matix, Vaughn Smith, Michelle Stevens and Litany Webster.


Other opportunities to engage with CAM

By donating to the museum’s Annual Fund, you contribute to its continued growth and ability to make inspirational spaces like the Rosenthal Education Center (REC) available for future generations. This fully tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund, in any amount, is greatly appreciated. The Cincinnati Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Donate online or by calling 513-639-2966. Learn more about making a contribution.

In addition, use promo code JUNE15 for 15% off new memberships (excludes Founder Society levels) all month long online and at the front desk.


About the Cincinnati Art Museum

One of the oldest arts institutions in the United States, and the first purpose-built art museum west of the Allegheny Mountains, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 73,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the museum conducts extensive research and creates and organizes several exhibitions each year. It also hosts national and international traveling exhibitions. Through these critical projects and art-related programs, activities, and special events, the museum contributes to a more vibrant Cincinnati by inspiring its people and connecting its communities.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Cincinnati Art Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Cincinnati Art Museum gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Cincinnati, as well as its members. Free general admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is made possible by a gift from the Rosenthal Family Foundation. Exhibition pricing may vary. Generous support for the museum’s extended Thursday hours is provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program. Parking at the Cincinnati Art Museum is free. More information is available at


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