Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.
Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions or participate in the museum’s wide range of art-related programs, activities and special events. General admission is always free for all. Museum members receive additional benefits.
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The Cincinnati Art Museum will showcase an array of jewelry as groundbreaking as the era it hails from in Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s, on view from Oct. 22, 2021–Feb. 6, 2022.
The 1960s and ’70s brought waves of social, political and cultural change, setting the stage for a unique breed of artist-jewelers who brought to their craft a new level of artistry, one to parallel these radical changes in society and express the nonconformist values of their wearers.
Focusing on organic forms, compelling textures and abstract shapes, these designers incorporated materials as unconventional as their approach, including things coral, shell, geodes, crystals and even elephant hair(!) alongside precious metals.
The exhibition showcases pieces from designers including Andrew Grima, Jean Vendome and Barbara Anton along with mold-breaking work created for Tiffany’s by Elsa Peretti, Bulgari, and other major houses. The approximately 120 pieces on display are drawn together from one of the most important private collections of fine jewelry from this era, that of Cincinnati Kimberly Klosterman.
Reconstituting the landmark exhibition American Painting: The Eighties from New York University’s Grey Art Gallery exhibition in 1979, American Painting: The Eighties Revisited captures a pivotal moment in twentieth century art. It features abstract paintings by artists, including Sam Gilliam, Nancy Graves, and Elizabeth Murray, all of whom were new to the New York art scene at the time. American Painting: The Eighties toured to Houston, Texas, then to 13 cities abroad, from Paris to Tel Aviv.
Along the way, a lively argument ensued about the direction that art was headed: would the best paintings reflect back on the Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s, or would they launch from the subsequent Pop Art or Minimalist movements?
All 41 artists featured in the original exhibition are shown here, including 35 paintings shown at the Grey Art Gallery. This collection has been acquired by the Cincinnati Art Museum through the generosity of Ronnie and John Shore.
During extended evening hours from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. every Thursday, admission to ticketed special exhibitions is FREE along with general admission. Advance online registration is still required. Reserve your entry time at www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/visit