The art museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Academythis exhibition works on paper prepared by graduates and teachers of the Cincinnati Academy of Arts. Selected from the museum's collection, more than 90 workshop drawings and engravings reflect the internal connections between the museum and this respected art school.
Starting from the first years of the Academy in the XIX century as the McMicken School of Design until today, the exhibition presents a variety of subjects and approaches to art. Academic figures are prominent among examples of still life, portrait, landscape and abstraction. Frank Duveneck, Elizabeth Nours, Charlie Harper and Tom Wesselmann are just some of the widely recognized artists associated with the academy. The constant aspiration of the museum to collect the work of living artists of Cincinnati is reflected in the examples of Constance McClure, John Ruthen, Pet Coyne, Mark Fox and others.