The Cincinnati Art Museum's 'Art Academy at 150' Displays the Work of AAC Alumni through the Years

The celebration and exhibition features more than 90 pieces of work from across 150 years

click to enlarge Charley Harper's "Gazelle in the Grass (Nighttime)" - Photo: Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Walter // Cincinnati Art Museum
Photo: Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Walter // Cincinnati Art Museum
Charley Harper's "Gazelle in the Grass (Nighttime)"

The Cincinnati Art Museum is celebrating the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s 150th birthday with a free exhibition of over 90 prints and drawings from AAC alumni in their collection.

Kristin Spangenberg, CAM print curator, calls the exhibition, “The museum’s way of honoring successful artists who began their careers right here in Cincinnati.”

Looking at AAC’s contributions to the art world across 150 years shows the evolution of art in that time with works like Robert Frederick Blum’s studio pastels from the 1880s being displayed alongside Charley Harper’s Modernist 1960s nature prints and the abrasive and abstract beauty of Kim Flora’s contemporary oil work.

Through April 28. Free. Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.             

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