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

June 10–September 4, 2022

Vance Waddell and Mayerson Galleries (Galleries 124 and 125).

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Henry Mosler (1841–1920) achieved an international reputation in the late nineteenth century for narrative paintings rich in detail. Born in Prussia to a Jewish family that settled in Cincinnati, the artist won success at the Salon exhibitions in Paris for paintings depicting the rituals of daily life in Brittany. Drawn from the extensive collection of the artist’s work at the Cincinnati Art Museum, with a few select loans, this exhibition relates Mosler’s journey and takes a close look at how he developed his paintings through studies across media.

Learn more about how Cincinnati celebrates the 200th anniversary of the city’s Jewish community with an exciting roster of events throughout the region at jewishcincy200.org.

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Members Opening

Thursday, June 9, 2022, 5–7 p.m.

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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. His daily life in Brittany were the subjects of his best-known works. This exhibition relates Mosler’s journey and traces the development of his paintings through studies across media. 

On Thursday, June 9, members are invited to enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar in the Fountain Room.

 

Lecture: Jewish American Artists and the Gilded Age

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 7–8 p.m.  

Fath Auditorium

Members, $10; general public, $20; Students, $5

Reservations for the lecture are required, please call (513) 721-ARTS. 

Samantha Baskind, Professor of Art History at Cleveland State University, will look at Henry Mosler and Moses Jacob Ezekiel, one-time Cincinnatians who went on to achieve great fame in their day, and their vital contributions to Jewish American art. 


Generously supported by:

Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial

 
Ohio Humanities