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Black & Brown Faces: Paying Homage To Through June 19

June 19

Cincinnati Art Museum

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Black & Brown Faces
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Black & Brown Faces: Paying Homage To now showing at the Cincinnati Art Museum!

Free admission on Thursdays from 5–8 p.m.

Paloozanoire’s Black & Brown Faces will return to the Cincinnati Art Museum this spring in a new presentation titled Paying Homage To, on view from March 25 to June 19.

Rico Grant and Ray Ball, Co-Founders of Paloozanoire, organized the exhibition to build on the structure of the inaugural 2020 show, which commissioned 10 Black artists who depicted the emotional extremes of 2020, with the goal of facilitating a process of community healing from the upheaval of the year using art and connection as a catalyst.

This year, Black & Brown Faces: Paying Homage To expands to include 15 Midwestern artists of color, each recognizing 15 sung and unsung Cincinnati leaders, all individuals of color driving change in their community, disrupting the norm, and lifting others through their work. Each artist will create their interpretation of a portrait to pay homage to these honorees.

Black & Brown Faces: Paying Homage To is free to attend, and open to the public in the Schiff Gallery at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Black & Brown Faces is supported by our business and philanthropic community, with sponsors and partners, including Procter & Gamble, Kroger, ArtsWave, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Scripps, JP Morgan Chase, Frost Brown Todd, First Financial Bank, Paycor, Ulmer.


About the Paloozanoire:

Paloozanoire was founded in 2019 to focus on enriching the lives of people of color throughout the Midwest in the areas of corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, and creativity. Quickly gaining the support of the community Paloozanoire has now produced events and activations catering to more than 20,000 attendees. The group’s two main attractions are the Black & Brown Faces Art Exhibition and Juneteenth Block Party Experience, both housed in Cincinnati, OH. www.paloozanoire.com

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Parking at the Cincinnati Art Museum:

Parking is free in museum lots, and members have the benefit of preferred parking. Bike racks and accessibility parking are available near the main entrance.


Accessibility at the Cincinnati Art Museum:

Wheelchair and stroller entry equipped with power-assist doors are available at the main entrances.  Elevators are located on the First Floor (beyond the Great Hall providing access to the Ground and Second Floors) and First Floor (near the Terrace Café providing access to the Second and Third Floors).


COVID-19 Guidelines at the Cincinnati Art Museum:

Masks are recommended for all visitors over 2 years of age for the safety of unvaccinated children. Masks should not cover the full face or contain offensive imagery.


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Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati,OH45202United States
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