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Guests gather in the museum lobby for a Duveneck Association fundraiser.

About the Duveneck Association

Established in 1980, the Duveneck Association engages Cincinnati Art Museum members by broadening knowledge of the Museum’s encyclopedic collection, special exhibitions and art in our communities.

The Duveneck Association honors Frank Duveneck (1848-1919), born in Covington, KY. At a young age, Duveneck studied in Munich, Germany, developing his special style of expressive brushwork and deep-toned palette.  Continuing his work in Florence, and later in the United States, Duveneck became a well known and respected figure and portrait painter.  In 1880, he was elected  a member of the Society of American Artists, and  further recognition and honors continued through his life. Before his death in 1919, he donated a large and important group of his work to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Membership in the Duveneck Association includes a monthly luncheon and meeting with one another to hear various experts and museum curators discuss current exhibitions, some aspect of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection, or taking an off-site tour to a collection of interest.

Luncheons take place on the first Monday of each month from September through May.


Annual Dues

$50 per person

For more information, please contact the Philanthropy Office at [email protected] or 513-639-2865.


Learn More

Program Lineup

  • 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m., Wine Social
  • 12 p.m., Lunch at Terrace Café
  • 1 p.m., Program with Speaker
  • 2–3 p.m., Exhibition open to view




Monday, February 5, 2024

Jason Franz of Manifest will speak to us about their unique, nationally impactful art organization at their new historic facility on Central Parkway. We will enjoy lunch on-site after a tour of Manifest’s studios and learn about its transition into the Manifest Center for the Visual Arts.


Monday, March 4, 2024

Julie Aronson, PhD, Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings, will share insight with us on Whitfield Lovell: Passages.Lunch prior in the Terrace Café.


Monday, April 1, 2024

Join us for lunch and a special presentation from Emily Holtrop, Director of Learning & Interpretation, and Sara Birkofer, Assistant Director of Gallery & Accessibility Programs on the new exhibition Accessible Ohio.


Monday, May 6, 2024

Field trip! Help us wrap up the season with lunch at the Sheakley Corporate Office to tour their fabulous collection. Please meet at the office, 320 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202.



Monthly evites will provide additional information and details about each program as they approach (as well as opportunities to reserve spots for you and your friends!)


  • Mary Ran


Leadership Members

  • Chuck Deitschel

  • Dilly Dooley

  •  Julie Metz

  • Ron Schmiedeker

  • Elizabeth Tinklenberg

  • Mike West


Join the Duveneck Association