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2022 Exhibitions

Performing the Goddess

August 16–December 11, 2022

Intimate and intense, Kishore’s Performing the Goddess is a serial portrait that puts us in proximity with an actor’s private rite of transformation.

Truth and Inspiration, An ArtsWave Showcase

July 15–August 14, 2022

If you look closely at the work in the exhibition, you’ll see that there is pain and heartache. Skepticism. Futility. But also Hope. Imagination. Commitment. These are emotional drivers we can all connect to. If we care about a future where we value all people and all contributions, it starts right here.

Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban

July 8–October 2, 2022

The elements from this modern and fanciful bedroom with black glass walls and silvered ceiling constitute the largest collection of Urban-designed furnishings in a public institution.

Gee Horton’s “Coming of Age”

July 6–October 9, 2022

Gee Horton’s “Coming of Age” series is a visual and thematic exploration of the complexities of African American Adolescence. Through the iconography of Contemporary culture, and Hip-hop music, he dignifies and celebrate the Black experience while addressing the vulnerability of youth in Black on Both Sides and Me Against the World.

Henry Mosler Behind the Scenes: In Celebration of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial

June 10–September 4, 2022

Born in Prussia to a Jewish family that settled in Cincinnati, Henry Mosler (1841–1920) achieved an international reputation for narrative paintings rich in detail. This exhibition relates Mosler’s journey and traces the development of his paintings through studies across media.

Mexican Printmakers 1920s–1950s

April 16, 2022–August 14, 2022

One of the major social upheavals of the early twentieth century was the decade-long Mexican Revolution (1910–20). During the post-revolutionary decades, a remarkable artistic outpouring followed.

Black & Brown Faces: Paying Homage To

March 25–June 19, 2022

Building on the impact of 2020’s inaugural Black & Brown Faces exhibition, this presentation expands the representation of Midwestern artists of color to 15. Each brings their own interpretation of portraiture paying homage to 15 living honorees of color who are working to make our city a more equitable and just community. 

One Each: Still Lifes by Cézanne, Pissarro and Friends

March 11–May 8, 2022

These five paintings combine familiar subjects from the kitchen counter and dinner table—a glass of wine, freshly-caught fish, a loaf of bread, lemons—with revolutionary artistic intent. The artists’ methods of making are put boldly on view—broad and emphatic brushwork, paint sculpted on the canvas. The Impressionists termed this audacious rebalancing of priorities and values in an artwork “sincerity.” 

David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History

February 25–May 15, 2022

David Driskell (1931–2020) was one of the most revered American artists of his generation and a powerful advocate for the recognition of Black artists and their contributions to art history. Featuring sixty vibrant paintings, prints, drawings and collages, this exhibition surveys Driskell’s versatile artistic practice.

Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop

February 25–May 15, 2022

Working Together is the first major museum exhibition about the Kamoinge Workshop, a groundbreaking African American photographers’ collective founded in New York City in 1963. The founders chose the name Kamoinge—meaning “a group of people acting and working together” in the Gikuyu language of Kenya—to reflect their shared dedication to community, collective action, and a global outlook.

A Tribute to the Artistic Vision of Shinoda Tōkō

December 22, 2021–March 20, 2022

With impeccable placement, using a myriad of brushes, her simple bold strokes balance line and form, stillness and motion with delicate grays and intense blacks creating works of elegant visual poetry.

Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick

From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

November 5, 2021–January 16, 2022

Drawing on mythology, art history and American history, Walker’s art challenges viewers to take a critical and haunting view of the past while proposing questions around the challenges we continue to face collectively today.

Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s

October 22, 2021–February 6, 2022

Drawn from one of the most important private collections in the world, assembled by Cincinnatian Kimberly Klosterman, this exhibition features the work of independent jewelers such as Andrew Grima, Gilbert Albert, Arthur King, Jean Vendome and Barbara Anton along with work created for Bulgari, Cartier, Boucheron and other major houses.

Stepping in Style: Evening Shoes of the 1950s

March 23, 2021–March 27, 2022

Pulled from the museum’s permanent collection, Stepping in Style features 22 pairs of elegant evening shoes from the 1950s.

The Paper Sculpture Manual

May 20, 2020–December 20, 2022

Cincinnati Art Museum along with the Independent Curators International (ICI) invite our global digital community to create and collaborate with The Paper Sculpture Manual, a downloadable, printable, and shareable manual to take you away from your screens and recreate art experiences in domestic spaces.

do it (home)

May 12, 2020–December 20, 2022

As many of us across the globe are experiencing social distancing and orders to stay at home, the Cincinnati Art Museum is joining Independent Curators International (ICI) and over 30 art spaces around the world in sharing do it (home).