Welcome to the Woman's Art Club Cultural Center
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!
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Classes will take place as usual according to the calendar.
Get "smart about art" and join us for Art Flix at the Barn, a series of FREE movies about art and artists hosted by Dave Laug upstairs in our newly renovated Loft. 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. BYOB and 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. Donations gladly accepted for more great art programs 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 title below to read about the movie on IMDb (*Plot synopses from IMDb)
January 11: "Surviving Picasso" (1996) "The passionate Merchant Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso, who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty, and move on with her life."
February 8: "Renoir" (2012) "Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son."
March 8: "Klimt" (2006) "A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century."
April 12: "Vuillard" in honour of the 2018 Richard Brettell Lecture at the Taft Museum
May 10: "The Impressionists" (2006) "Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists - Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Manet. Entirely based on documentary evidence, special effects transport the viewer inside some of the world's best-loved paintings, The Impressionists will recreate the illuminated landscapes, and haunting portraits of late 19th-century France."
"Mariemont Preservation Presents" is a series of monthly Saturday-morning performances to watch & artmaking to enjoy with your favorite kids! This series is generously supported by a grant from the Mariemont Preservation Foundation. Please include at least one adult per event. $5/person (adult or child). Programs start promptly at 10am; seating is first-come, first-served. To learn more about the Mariemont Preservation Foundation, click here.
Register online here.
Schedule (click on the title for show info)
February 17: Pinocchio
The much-loved tale about a wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy is packed with magical characters, cartwheels, circus antics and dollops of fun for the whole family. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Your child will make a fun Pinocchio straw craft!
ROKCincy: Roundabout Opera for Kids presents This original work is an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure opera and is sure to be a hit!
April 28: Dr. Seuss's The Cat in The Hat
Everyone's favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure... but what will mum find when she gets home...? For ages preK and up.
May 19: Rapunzel
Young Rapunzel lives in a tower with her overprotective grandmother, safe from the dangers of the world. As her curiosity about the outside grows, Rapunzel meets Rafi, a local boy whose friendship finally gives her the courage to be free. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Charlie teaches on Saturdays from 9am to noon at the Barn. Choose one (or both!) of these classes to fulfil your New Year's resolution to amp up your creativity! Click on the class title below to open the information page.
January: Drawing the Winter Landscape in Charcoal and Graphite
Let the winter landscape inspire you!
February: Better Drawing, Much Better Painting
for painters who want to dramatically improve their drawing skills