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One Each: Still Lifes by Cézanne, Pissarro and Friends

March 11, 2022–May 8, 2022

Vance Waddell Gallery (Gallery 125)

Free Admission
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One Each features paintings by five young French artists who, in the 1860s, used the still life genre to experiment with new techniques and pictorial aims in painting. In these years, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Édouard Manet, Frédéric Bazille, and Claude Monet were modernizing painting, creating a style—Impressionism—that would polarize the art world and have a profound impact on art to come. 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.” 


Organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Toledo Museum of Art.

Art Chat Live

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 11 a.m.

Join Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawing, Peter Bell, for a virtual closer look at the latest exhibition One Each: Still Lifes by Cézanne, Pissarro and Friends.

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Food, Wine & Impressionism: A Lecture and Tasting Event

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 6 p.m.

Fath Auditorium, please enter through the DeWitt entrance of the museum

Tickets include entry to the lecture, lite bites and wine tasting, and entry into the exhibition.

General Admission, $45
Members, $30

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Join us on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 6 p.m. for a lecture by Maite Gomez-Rejón exploring how nineteenth-century French café and food culture intersects with the iconic imagery of Impressionism.

Gomez-Rejón has dedicated her career to exploring the nexus of art and culinary history through lectures, cooking classes, and tastings presented in museums and universities across the country and through videos on her website and YouTube channel, ArtBites: Cooking Art History. She earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplôme from the French Culinary Institute, New York, and worked in museums across the country before founding ArtBites in 2007. 

Following the lecture, sommelier Kevin Hart will give a brief overview on the art of wine tasting, and the audience will be invited to the Great Hall to enjoy a wine tasting experience hosted by Hart & Cru and tour the exhibition, One Each: Still Lifes by Cézanne, Pissarro and Friends. 

Purchase your tickets online or by calling (513) 721-ARTS (2787).


Public Tours: One Each 

Select days & times in April

Free. Visitors meet in the lobby.

Join us for a docent-led tour of One Each: Still Lifes by Cézanne, Pissarro and Friends.

Public Tours schedule:

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 1–2 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 7, 2022, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 15, 2022, 1–2 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 21, 2022, 1–2 p.m.
  • Friday, April 29, 2022, 1–2 p.m.


Artist Workshop: Still-Life Painting

Saturday, April 16, 2022, 1–3 p.m.

General Admission: $12, Art Museum Members: $6. Reservations Required.

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Visitors of all ages are welcome to join us for this workshop led by a local artist. Learn about techniques and materials used by professional artists in these fun, educational and hands-on workshops. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate. 

An afternoon of art filled fun and colorful expression is in store as we bring what is still to life! Join acclaimed painter, Cedric Michael Cox, and learn to paint what you see in a new way. Inspired by current exhibitions David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History, and One Each: Still Lifes by Cézanne, Pissarro, and Friends, Cox will invite participants to not only paint what is front of them but to engage the imagination and recreate a vivid masterpiece beyond the classical still life.


A Visual Feast: French Still Life Painting on the Eve of Impressionism

Featuring Lynne Ambrosini, Deputy Director/Chief Curator Emerita, Taft Museum of Art

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 7 p.m.

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What do a jar of peaches, a black clock, an eel, and a vase of white roses have in common?  All figured in still lifes created by the young Impressionists and their peers, who were forging new, radically simplified painting styles in the 1860s. Consume the visual feasts arranged by Paul Cézanne, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, and others while exploring this richly sensual vein of subject matter.


Cézanne et Moi

Directed by Danièle Thompson, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 7 p.m.

Film screening in Fath Auditorium with introduction by Dr. Peter Jonathan Bell. Learn more here.


Audio tour stops, audio exhibition texts, and transcripts enhance your gallery visit or bring the artists’ voices to you wherever you are.

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Generously supported by:

The Patricia Kisker Foundation

The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation