The Cincinnati Art Museum celebrates the community spirit of The Procter & Gamble Company with this exhibition of selected paintings and silver from the generous donations of its corporate collections. In an era when many corporations are selling their collections, P&G has made the noteworthy commitment to sharing its art with the public. In 1999, P&G donated 96 pieces from the Folgers Coffee Silver Collection in celebration of the 150th birthday of Folgers in 2000. Expert design and craftsmanship distinguish this renowned collection of 18th and 19th century English silver related to the service of coffee. In anticipation of the opening of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Cincinnati Wing, the company made a second donation in 2002, this time of 78 paintings by artists associated with the Queen City. The paintings span more than one hundred years and represent an array of stylistic and thematic approaches. Artists of national reputation such as Elizabeth Nourse, John Henry Twachtman and Joseph Henry Sharp appear alongside local favorites like Dixie Selden to illuminate the city’s multifaceted contributions to the history of American art.
Special thanks to The Procter & Gamble Company for support of this exhibition in celebration of their 175th Anniversary.
Image: Elizabeth Nourse (American, b.1859, d.1938), A Mother (Une mère), 1888, oil on canvas, Gift of The Procter & Gamble Company, 2003.93