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Step back in time during the Cincinnati Art Museum’s annual summer fundraiser on Aug. 12

7/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

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CINCINNATI— Join the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) Catalysts on Friday, August 12 from 6–10 p.m. as we host the second annual A Happening special event. The 21+-only, ticketed, 1920s-inspired celebration will take place throughout the museum after-hours. Costumes are encouraged.

Guests are invited to look back at the experimental artwork from the 1920s that may have inspired some of the very first Happenings. Travel through time and enjoy dinner-by-the-bite, cocktails including a specialty drink by New Riff Distillery, music by the Bluewater Kings Band, live performances from Pones, Poems While You Wait, and more!

In addition, guests will experience the museum’s newest exhibition Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom—a lavish period room installation originally designed by Austrian-born architect Joseph Urban for 17-year-old Elaine Wormser. The exhibition embodies the distinct modern design that Urban developed and employed throughout his career, highlighting his talent as a colorist, his flair for the dramatic, and his skillful blend of Viennese artistic influences with the prevailing modern style now known as Art Deco.  

All proceeds from the event will empower the museum to bring more dynamic art exhibitions, such as Beyond Bollywood, coming in fall of 2022, and Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds, coming in spring of 2023, to Cincinnati.

Museum member tickets and young professional tickets are $75 each. General admission tickets are $100 per person. Both are available online and at the door and include food and drink. Guests must be 21 and older to attend. Although costumes are encouraged, weapons and/or full facial coverings are not permitted. 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: Dewey’s Pizza; Johnson Investment Counsel; Mariner Wealth Advisors; Hindman Auctions; Michael Schuster Associates; ProLink Staffing; Bearcat Storage; McGilligan MD Direct Primary Care; Mary A. Florez; Taft Law; Thomas Schiff; and Irwin & Barbara Weinberg.


Other opportunities to give to CAM

Located in the heart of the museum just off the Great Hall, the Rosenthal Education Center (REC) was made possible by a generous donation from the Rosenthal Family Foundation. This one-of-a-kind space features rotating interactive installations and art-making activities that bring the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions to life for all age groups and learning styles. By donating to the museum’s Annual Fund, you contribute to our continued growth and ability to make inspirational spaces like the 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.


About the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the annual ArtsWave Campaign the region’s primary source for arts funding. 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 our members.

Free general admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is made possible by a gift from the Rosenthal Family Foundation. Special exhibition pricing may vary. Parking at the Cincinnati Art Museum is free.


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