Celebrating
Founders Week
During the 19th century, Cincinnati was recognized as the Art Center of the West, boasting of recognized painters and sculptors between 1890 and 1900.
The Cincinnati Art Museum was opened in 1886. The Cincinnati Art Academy was established in 1888. The formation of an art club was predestined given the artistic climate at that time.
In August of 1923, they had new quarters at 128 E. 4th Street that were spacious enough to accommodate ambitious costume affairs which were covered in the local press each year.
In April, 1915 the Art Club celebrated it’s 25th anniversary. A banquet was held at the Gibson Hotel where over one hundred and fifty club members and community leaders were in attendance. The speakers included: The Mayor of Cincinnati, Frederick Spiegel, Charles P. Taft, Nicholas Longworth as well as the Art Club members.
A group of thirteen artists met in the studio of Clarence Bartlett on March 15, 1890 and organized the art club which became known as the Cincinnati Art Club, with John Rettig as its first president. To bring the charter member roster up to the more favorable number of fourteen, Bartlett's pet dog was duly elected to membership and so recorded in the minutes.
14th member of the Cincinnati Art Club
Figure class Art Academy 1900
As an art club, there has always been an outreach that has contributed immensely to the artistic development of Cincinnati and the surrounding areas.
Embracing our heritage and paying homage to our founders, we have created an annual event during the month of March. . .
Founders’ Week
The initial Founders’ Week program was scheduled to run March 7 through March 22, 2020, but was cut short by the pandemic COVID-19 Coronavirus. This was to be two weeks of special events that projected our rich history, and the contributions of our founding members, that added to the artistic cultural development of Cincinnati and the region.
After moving from one location to another, the Art Club purchased it’s own building at 527 East Third Street
Founders Week
A group of thirteen artists met in the studio of Clarence Bartlett on March 15, 1890 and organized the art club which became known as the Cincinnati Art Club, with John Rettig as its first president. To bring the charter member roster up to the more favorable number of fourteen, Bartlett's pet dog was duly elected to membership and so recorded in the minutes.
14th member of the Cincinnati Art Club
In August of 192, they had new quarters at 128 E. 4th Street that were spacious enough to accommodate ambitious costume affairs which were covered in the local press each year.
In April, 1915 the Art Club celebrated it’s 25th anniversary. A banquet was held at the Gibson Hotel where over one hundred and fifty club members and community leaders were in attendance. The speakers included: The Mayor of Cincinnati, Frederick Spiegel, Charles P. Taft, Nicholas Longworth as well as the Art Club members. As an art club, there has always been an outreach that has contributed immensely to the artistic development of Cincinnati and the surrounding areas.
Embracing our heritage and paying homage to our founders, We have created an annual event during the month of March. . .
Founders’ Week
The initial Founders’ Week program was scheduled to run March 7 through March 22, 2020, but was cut short by the pandemic COVID-19 Coronavirus. This was to be two weeks of special events that projected our rich history, and the contributions of our founding members, that added to the artistic cultural development of Cincinnati and the region.
Celebrating
Founders Week