While some museums are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are currently open as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.
This is the first major exhibition for 30 years devoted to Cincinnati’s favourite artistic son. Born in Covington in 1848, Frank Duveneck moved to Munich for his studies in the 1860s. He remained in Europe until 1888, and among the 125 works on show here are his Impressionist-influenced Bavarian landscapes and Venetian harbour scenes. After returning to the US, he taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where he became director of faculty in 1905. He was renowned for the panache of his society portraits and above all for his genre paintings of street children – ruddy-faced cobbler’s boys and street urchins, catching the viewer’s eye as they nonchalantly whistle or smoke. The exhibition, which also includes the artist’s lithographs and drawings, is opening with a limited run due to Covid-19; the public can book to attend on 19–20 and 26–27 December, with the museum hoping to announce further dates in the New Year. Find out more from Cincinnati Art Museum’s website.
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