Donald P. Sowell Committee


The Donald P. Sowell Endowment Committee (Sowell Committee) was established in 1993 as a tribute to Donald P. Sowell (1929-1989), an important Cincinnati artist and art educator. The Sowell Committee promotes greater interaction and involvement of the African American community with the Cincinnati Art Museum. In doing so they oversee an endowment in Mr. Sowell’s name and act as a recommending body for the disbursements of its funds to promote African American art, programs, exhibitions and other art forms of interest to the African American community. The Sowell Committee also provides educational and social fundraising activities that benefit the endowment and the museum.

Annual Dues | $50

For more information, please contact the Philanthropy Office at [email protected] or (513) 639-2964.

Programs take place on the first Sunday of each month from September through June from 3-5 p.m.

Join us as we cautiously gather with the new social distance guidelines.

2021 Spring Programs


April 11, 2021 at 3:00P.M.

Hosted virtually via Zoom 
Ann Lowe, African American Fashion Designer artist talk by Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles 
Ann Lowe was a fashion designer but few know her name. Still today few know that she designed Jacqueline Bouvier’s wedding dress for her marriage to John F. Kennedy in 1953. The Cincinnati Art Museum holds four dresses by Lowe.

May 2, 2021 at 3:00P.M.

Hosted virtually via Zoom
Artist talk by speaker Jimi Jones, local artistand founding member of the African American artists collaborative, the Neo-Ancestralists, Jones uses his art to gain a better insight into other cultures as well as his own...based on the search for ancestral truths, both modern and ancient...truths which allow him to break free of the parochial conventions of western cultures. A complete overview file of Jones’s artistic activities from 1990-2009 are located in the CAM Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives. 

June 6, 2021

Meeting format TBA
American Paintings: The Eighties Revisited, this exhibition at the museum captures a pivotal moment in twentieth century art. 

We will keep everyone updated to any changes that we may have to make due to social distance requirements.


Katrina Mundy 

Vice Chair
Cynthia Collins 

Myra Paige-Livingston

Linda Meador

Past Chair
Jim Jones

Consuelo Harris