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Frank Duveneck: American Master Through May 9
May 9, 2021
Cincinnati Art Museum
The Cincinnati Art Museum is extending its critically acclaimed special exhibition Frank Duveneck: American Master through Sunday, May 9. This extension provides an additional six weeks for visitors to experience the major re-evaluation of the artist, the most influential painter in Cincinnati history.
Frank Duveneck: American Master opened on December 18 and has already been seen by thousands of visitors. It was slated to close on March 28 but in response to unprecedented public demand, Exhibition Curator Dr. Julie Aronson and museum officials worked with lenders to allow more time for visitors to see the exhibition.
Due to community wellness precautions, the museum has had limited capacity and reduced hours of operation. Most weekend dates have sold out since the exhibition opened. However, the museum resumed traditional operational hours on March 9. Hourly capacity remains reduced and advanced online registration is required for any visit. An online tour narrated by Aronson is available on the museum’s YouTube channel.
More than 90 examples across media from the holdings of the museum, the leading repository of the Kentucky native’s work, and 35 pieces on loan from collections across the United States, provide a fresh, in-depth look at this important artist.
This is the first exhibition in 30 years to dive deep into Duveneck’s artistic development, his working methods, and the historical and social context of his subjects. Presenting abundant new research, the exhibition upends many common misconceptions and reveals the artist’s accomplishments across subjects and media, including oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculpture.
A profusely illustrated catalog published with D. Giles Ltd is available in the museum’s Gift Shop and online.
Frank Duveneck: American Master was organized with the generous support of the Harold C. Schott Foundation. This exhibition is presented by Western & Southern and Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc., with additional support from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, the Duveneck Association of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Mike and Sue West, and the Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation.
The exhibition is on view in our Western & Southern Galleries (G232 & G233). Tickets for the exhibition are free for members and are available for purchase by the public at the museum’s Front Desk and online at cincinnatiartmuseum.org. Photography without flash is encouraged. On social media, use the hashtag #CAMDuveneck.
Elsewhere in the museum, Duveneck is celebrated with a free display, Grand Experiment in Italy: Etchings by Duveneck and His Students, through April 4, 2021 (G213). Curated by Cincinnati Art Museum’s Curator of Prints Kristin Spangenberg, the unique feature highlights 18 rare etchings by Duveneck and his students, including a trial proof of The Riva, a previously unrecorded early etching by the artist in 1880.
In addition, Duveneck’s art in the Cincinnati Wing has been freshly installed with More Duveneck! Paintings from the Vault, which presents 35 paintings by the artist from the museum’s renowned collection, hung salon-style in the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation Gallery (G110). Now extended through April 25.
About the Cincinnati Art Museum
The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Cincinnati Art Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Cincinnati Art Museum gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Cincinnati, as well as our members.
Free general admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is made possible by a gift from the Rosenthal Family Foundation. Special exhibition pricing may vary. Parking at the Cincinnati Art Museum is free. Visit for more information.