The Barn and The Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati
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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.
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.
A picture paints a thousand words - so check out this video: IMAGINE
August 25 & 26 - Architects to Artists: Rick Koehler & Francesca Padjen
Original Works in Oil and Watercolor. For complete information, click here.
Sept. 3 - 25: Watercolor Interpretations featuring the art of Phyllis Datillo, Susan Pater, and Elaine West
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 Sept. 22nd, enjoy the classic film about Vincent Van Gogh's life, Kirk Douglas in "Lust for Life". Come and learn about Vincent's influences and inspiration in advance of the Cincinnati Art Museum exhibit "Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth" which opens October 15.
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"!