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

This is the website of The Barn (Woman's Art Club Cultural Center) & The Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati

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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. Last year we received 16,000 individual visits!

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 "be a member" 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.

Art Flix 2017 Movies

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in The Barn Events


Get "smart about art" and join us for Art Flix at the Barn, a series of movies about art and artists hosted by Dave Laug. Each month, artist and educator Dave Laug selects a movie or documentary about artists, art collecting or art history from his vast movie archives. Dave is your host for the evening, providing the introduction, a scintillating post-movie discussion, and fantastic door prizes. Enjoy light refreshments 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. FREE ADMISSIOIN. Donations accepted in support of The Loft Improvement Project at The Barn.

Reserve your seat(s) HERE

Walkins welcome as long as empty seats are available, preregistration helps us know how many chairs to set up! Click on the titles below to read about the movie on IMDb (*Plot synopses from IMDb) 

April 13: "Gauguin: The Full Story" (2003) "In 1903, on the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas, a syphilitic and alcoholic Frenchman called Paul Gauguin died of a heart attack. At that point nobody realized the incredible impact Gauguin's work was to have on modern art." (IMDb)

May 11: "Frida Kahlo" (2002) "A biography of artist Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek), who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work." (IMDb)

Jun 8:"Local Color" (2006) "In 1974, a talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. This story is based on a real life experience." (IMDB, George Gallo)





Party with Gauguin & Brettell Lecture

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in The Barn Events


Join us the night before Dr. Brettell's lecture for a fabulous Tahitian Adventure at the Barn!

  • Purchase a petite Gauguin-inspired painting to take home

  • Enjoy Tahitian Adventure themed cuisine & drinks

  • Win fabulous raffle prizes

  • Meet Dr. Brettell, who will lecture on Paul Gauguin's painting "Rupe Rupe" on Saturday, April 22 at 2pm, at the Taft Museum of Art. 

  • "Get Creative Photo Booth" will capture the moment  

     To RESERVE your "Party with Gauguin" tickets for April 21st, CLICK HERE.

 All proceeds to benefit programming at the Barn, including the Brettell Lecture Series 

Lecture at the Taft Museum of Art: "The Recovery of Paradise"

Saturday, April 22 at 2pm






Special Lecture by Richard R. Brettell, Ph.D.

Founding Director, The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History and the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair, University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Brettell will recount the complicated history of Gauguin’s painting Rupe Rupe (The Fruit Harvest). This masterpiece, only rarely seen outside the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, will be explained within the context of Gauguin’s late obsession with religion and his unpublished text L’Esprit Moderne et le Catholicisme. Sponsored by the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation.

Paul Gaugin, Rupe Rupe, 1899, oil on canvas.
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. on February 1. 

$10 Taft members, Woman’s Art Club members, and patrons of the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation; $20 general public.
Does not include admission to the Museum or special exhibition. Exhibition tickets are free for Taft members.

Presented by the Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation
in partnership with the Taft Museum of Art
supported in part by a grant from ArtsWave 

Lecture takes place at Luther Hall, Taft Museum of Art (316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH  45202)                                                                                        

Paul Gaugin, Rupe Rupe, 1899, oil on canvas.  
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts     


Contact Us

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


Phone: 513-272-3700

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