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

The Women’s Committee supports the Cincinnati Art Museum by offering informative programs for members, promoting participation in Museum activities, and raising funds. Since its inception in 1973, the Women’s Committee has financially assisted with art purchases, special exhibits and other Museum needs.

Annual Dues | $40

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

Due to the need for social distancing requirements and keeping all our members and the museum staff safe, the Women’s Committee will be hosting three Zoom Programs this Winter.

These virtual events will be on the 4th Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Links will be sent to all members the morning of the program.

January 25, 2021 - Zoom | Enjoy Dr. Julie Aronson, Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, as she will share with us some untold information about the Frank Duveneck: American Master exhibition. Enjoy this wonderful exhibition now until March 28, 2021. Please RSVP to the January program here.

February 22, 2021 - Zoom | Join Dr. Ainsley M. Cameron, Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquities, as she discusses the 2nd installment of Women Breaking Boundaries.

March 22, 2021 - Zoom | Listen as Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, Amy Dehan, talks about the new exhibition, Future Retrieval: Close Parallel. Exhibition will open February 26 and run until August 29, 2021.

April 26, 2021 | One of my favorite speakers, Rita Heikenfeld, will be sharing favorite herb and gardening ideas and recipes. ‘Ye Old Garden Shack’ will be on hand to sell their beautiful baskets and arranged pots of flowers. Preordering through the meeting invitation is highly encouraged.

May 10, 2021 | Please join the Women’s Committee as we venture out to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton. This idyllic setting of spring awakening in the trees is home to 300+ acres of land and sculptures. Your admission to the park will be covered by the Women’s Committee. There will be a served buffet lunch. We will have Art Carts to use for the tour of the park with lunch following the tour in The Pavilion.

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

Chair: Lisa Massa

Vice Chair: Sue Ellen Tweddell

Past Chair: Kathleen Wilkins

Treasurer: Nancy Virgulak

Member-at-Large
Cara LaRosa
Ann Nicholas

Board Members 
Judy Adams
Evelyn Banzhaf-McCord
Anne Chasser
Gail Forberg
Patsy Gaines
Jackie Lett-Brown
Mary Lou Mueller 
Patsy Pike
Mary Ran
Susan Schertzer
Rosemary Schlachter
Elizabeth Tinklenberg
Heidi Toelke
Mary Ann Weiss

After a year of virtual events, we are ready to be back in person at CAM! We have a fun and energizing year of programs planned for everyone and we are excited to enjoy

In person programs will be on the 3rd Monday of each month. We will enjoy lunch in the Café once the program is finished.

  11 a.m. Program | 5/3 Lecture Hall

 12 p.m. Lunch | Terrace Café

12 – 2p.m. | Exhibition open to view

Monday, September 20, 2021: We will hear from Dr. Peter Jonathan Bell, Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings and learn more about Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men: The Berlin Masterpieces in America. Coming to CAM July 9 until October 3, 2021. 
 
Our Women’s Committee event will be a great chance to see the exhibit and learn more before it is gone! To get excited and prepared for our kickoff event of the season you may want to do some summer reading… The Monuments Men is a great book (and movie!)


Monday, October 18, 2021: Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles, Cynthia Amneus, will speak with us about a fun, special exhibition Stepping in Style: Evening Shoes of the 1950s. To continue our Fall in Fashion theme, we will also hear about the history and life of Ann Lowe an African American Designer, who designed Jackie Kennedy’s wedding gown!

We encourage all our fashionable Women’s Committee members to Fall in Fashion and wear their favorite footwear and dresses to our program and lunch!


Monday, November 15, 2021:  Join us for our annual Holiday Market - All That Glitters - complete with shopping from special vendors and artisans. Our special guest, 
Kim Klosterman will speak with us about Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s, an exhibit which opens in October!

Enjoy a festive seated lunch in the Great Hall. Guests are welcome to join!

Women’s Committee is generously sponsored by: