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Current Special Features

A special feature is a temporary presentation of artworks from the museum’s permanent collection, or a select arrangement of artworks lent from other institutions, organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum. Special features are smaller and more focused in scope than special exhibitions. Some museums call these “focused exhibitions” or “rotations.”


The Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Collection of Post-World War II Modern and Contemporary Art

August 20–TBD Gallery 105

Through a lifetime of focused collecting, the Weston's collection came to encompass the works of many eminent artists, including Hofmann, de Kooning, Wesselmann, Dine, Saar, Dubuffet, Duchamp, LeWitt, and others.

Gee Horton’s “Coming of Age”

July 6–October 9, 2022 • Gallery 150

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.

Cossacks in the Forecourt

April 19, 2022–TBD • Forecourt

A painting in the collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum, and currently displayed just off the museum’s lobby, opens a window onto the overlapping layers of history, culture and identity that have united and divided Ukraine and Russia over the past five centuries.

Bold Gestures: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Now­–January 8, 2023 Gallery 136

The latest in an ongoing rotation of loaned and recently accessioned Japanese ceramics, this new display features the work of artists who have mastered techniques from the traditional to the radical to achieve artistic revelations.

Women in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design

Now–February 12, 2023  Gallery 222

Experience the creative and technical breakthroughs of leading contemporary female artist and hear their stories in this new installation of works from our permanent collection.


Now–TBD Exterior Installation

On view now is a large-scale, animated neon installation on the west wall of the French Wing at the Cincinnati Art Museum.


Performing the Goddess

August 16–December 11, 2022 • Gallery 213

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.