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The Barn and The Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati

Welcome to the Woman's Art Club Cultural Center

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Welcome to the Woman's Art Club Cultural Center

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The Barn — The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center
The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati (The Club)


The Club was founded in 1892 by 19 women artists, in response to the Cincinnati Art Club’s refusal to accept female members. Today The Club is more than 250 women strong and is the oldest Woman’s Art Club operating without interruption in the United States. A bit of history: In 1992, our centennial year, The Club moved to its first permanent address at the Pendleton Art Center.

Then, in 2006, in order to raise funds to restore the Resthaven Barn in Mariemont as a Cultural Center, The Club created the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation (The Foundation). The Barn currently provides space for art instruction, art exhibits, artists’ studios, meetings and events. The Barn continues to be maintained and operated by The Foundation as a State of Ohio Cultural Facility serving men, women, and children of the Greater Cincinnati Area.

A question commonly asked is, "Do I have to be a member to take classes or attend cultural events at the Barn?". No, you do not have to "join" or pay membership fees for all the wonderful art classes & programming we have to offer. We are an Ohio Cultural Arts Center open to all.

Donate while you shop Amazon

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Foundation


Now you can support The Barn every time you shop on Amazon! Just go to smile.amazon.com, search for and select "Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation" and shop as usual! The Barn will receive 0.5% of your purchase amount and you can support the Appreciation, Creation, and Education experiences & opportunities that The Barn provides to all citizens of Greater cincinnati. Need help? Click here for a handy how-to guide complete with illustrations.





Upcoming Exhibitions at The Barn

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Exhibits

 October: WACC All Members Show


October 15 & 16: Mariemont Paint Out

Come view the new "wet paint" masterpieces completed by over 25 regional plein air artists! They have 48 hours to paint outside, on site, in and around the Village of Mariemont. When they're done, these new works will be displayed at the Barn and compete for $5,000 in awards! All are invited to the exhibit on Saturday, October 15 (6 to 9pm) and Sunday, October 16 (1 to 4pm).

November: Helms Trust Travelling Exhibit Featuring Work by Art Academy of Cincinnati Artists

This exhibit includes pieces acquired between 2007 and 2015 and introduces artwork by 2016 winner Katlyn Wolary (shown here). The William G. and Mary Jane Helms Charitable Foundation makes it possible for the Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) to acquire student art for AAC's permanent collection. Students compete for cash prizes for realistic or representational two-and three-dimensional works of art. The exhibition includes works by AAC artists Derek Alderfer, Matthew Bustillo, Emily Combs, Katelyn Dobson McBroom, Katie Koga, Julio Labra, Mi-Hee Nahm, Fahrudin Omerovic, Michael Price, and Kelly Tadge.

Join us at the Opening Reception on November 3, 6 PM - 8 PM at The Barn. Hosted by Alleen and Shayne Manning


Art Flix: Movies about Artists & Art with Dave Laug

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in The Barn Events


Art Flix is a movie series focused around art and artists that takes place in the Gallery at the Barn. Artist and educator Dave Laug is your host for the evening, providing the introduction, the movie, and door prizes themed to the movie subject. Enjoy light refreshments (and BYOB) while mixing and mingling with fellow art-lovers before the movie starts. The big Barn doors open at 6:30 pm and the film will start at 7:00pm. Admission is free; donations gladly accepted in support of The Loft Improvement Project at The Barn. This series is very popular and averages an audience of about 30 for each film. You can click on the film titles below to read more information about each film on the IMBD website.


On Oct, 27th, come learn more about this enigmatic artist by viewing the movie "Edward Hopper" (2007). This documentary film, narrated by actor, art collector and musician Steve Martin, was produced by the National Gallery of Art for an major exhibition there in 2007 that included 48 paintings, 34 watercolors, and 12 prints from public and private collections., about the artist Edward Hopper. 

On Nov. 17th, our feature film is "The Rape of Europa", which relates the story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage. 


All are invited! You can reserve your seats for the ENTIRE SERIES (or just one movie!) here.

Why: To raise funds for renovation of the LOFT...which will eventually be an amazing space to enjoy "Art Flix"!

Contact Us

The Barn, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center
6980 Cambridge Avenue Mariemont, OH 45227


Phone: 513-272-3700
Email: womansartclub@zoomtown.com

Office Hours
Tuesday through Friday, 9a - 2p

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