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No DASC events scheduled for August, 2021.

Please see the events that are scheduled for:

November 2021

December 2021

and May 2022

No DASC events scheduled for September, 2021.

 

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November 2021

December 2021

and May 2022

No DASC events  scheduled for October, 2021.

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November 2021

December 2021

and May 2022

ZOOM Lecture

– Sunday, December 12th, 2021 –

2:00 P.M. Online Lecture.

“A Portrait of Jewish Cincinnati”

by Abby Schwartz, Hebrew Union College
Director of Skirball Museum

2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Jewish community life in Cincinnati, which formally began with the founding of Chestnut Street Cemetery in 1821. Join Skirball Museum Director Abby Schwartz for a virtual tour of A Portrait of Jewish Cincinnati, which features portraits of Cincinnati’s movers and shakers from the early 19th century to the present day, gleaned from the Skirball's own rich collections, as well as those of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Mercantile Library, and private collections, both local and national. Augmenting the portraits are a number of decorative arts objects, including a tall clock made by Joseph Jonas, Cincinnati's first Jewish settler; a fan made by artist Henry Mosler dedicated to Rosa Sachs; and a cameo that belonged to Marcus Fechheimer, co-founder of the Fechheimer Brothers Company, whose portrait appears in the exhibition, to name a few!

Our speaker, Abby Schwartz, has served since 2013 as Director of the Skirball Museum on the campus of Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, where she oversaw the 2015 transfer of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Jewish Museum’s collections to the Skirball. This significantly increased the museum’s holdings and prestige. Many of us met Abby when she was the former Curator of Education at the Taft Museum of Art. While there, she co-curated an exhibition of Jewish and Christian devotional objects with the Skirball Museum. Abby served as general editor for the publication Artistic Expressions of Faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the first place winner of the 1998 Ohio Museums Association Visual Communications Award. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Rochester, and received a master’s degree in art history from the University of Cincinnati.

Information on how to access this DASC ZOOM lecture will be emailed to members. We are all looking forward to viewing Abby Schwartz’s online lecture!

Pictured here are portraits of Fanny and Abraham Aub,
the couple who gave the land to establish Cincinnati's
Jewish Hospital, the first Jewish hospital in America.

Tall case clock was made by Joseph Jonas, Cincinnati's first Jewish settler.

ZOOM Lecture

– Sunday, January 16th, 2022 –

2:00 P.M. Online Lecture.

“Gardens and Sculpture Charm Together:
The Flowering of American Garden Sculpture”

by Julie Aronson, Cincinnati Art Museum Curator
of  American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings

Dr. Julie Aronson has served as Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings at the Cincinnati Art Museum since 1999. Dr. Aronson earned her B.A. in art history from Brandeis University, M.A. from Williams College, and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. She is the recognized authority on the sculpture of Bessie Potter Vonnoh, the subject of her doctoral dissertation and her touring exhibition and catalogue Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women (2008). Dr. Aronson’s professional experience includes a position as the assistant curator of American art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, and research posts at the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has published and lectured on topics ranging from New England folk portraiture to painters and sculptors of the Cincinnati region. Her research on the Cincinnati Impressionist Edward Henry Potthast culminated with the exhibition and publication Eternal Summer: The Art of Edward Henry Potthast (2013).  Dr. Aronson has contributed essays to American Naïve Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and other compendia. At the Cincinnati Art Museum, she collaborated with Marjorie E. Wieseman to curate the exhibition Perfect Likeness: European and American Portrait Miniatures from the Cincinnati Art Museum (2006) with its landmark catalogue. Dr. Aronson was on the curatorial team that produced the permanent collection display The Cincinnati Wing: The Story of Art in the Queen City, and edited and co-authored the companion publication.

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880–1980),
The Vine, 1923, bronze, Cincinnati Art Museum;
Centennial Gift of Dwight J. Thomson, 1980.258

For Dr. Aronson’s ZOOM lecture, she will discuss garden sculpture, which arose in popularity after the Civil War, when wealthy industrialists built palatial country estates. American sculptors took advantage of the lively market and reinvigorated an age-old art form. Although there were men who specialized in making garden statuary, women sculptors found expanded opportunities in this field tied to domestic life and light-hearted subject matter. This talk looks at the work of both men and women who, between about 1890 and 1930, brought fresh artistry to bronze sculpture for the American garden.

Information on how to access this DASC ZOOM lecture will be emailed to members. We are all looking forward to viewing Dr. Aronson’s online lecture!

No DASC events scheduled for February, 2022.

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November 2021

December 2021

and May 2022

A Day Trip to Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky

– Sunday, May 1st, 2022 –

A comfortable bus trip to Pleasant Hill, Kentucky,
with lunch and reception provided.

“Kentucky’s Shaker Village Settlement: Strolling Back Into Time”

by Stewart S. Maxwell

Since our April, 2019 tour took us to New Haven, Ohio to visit the White Water Shaker Settlement’s ongoing restoration, this year we will travel to Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, the third largest of their communities with 3,000 acres. Established in 1805, it has been beautifully restored and interpreted to reflect the Shaker’s ingenuity and refined, simplified style of living.

The Shaker religion was founded by Ann Lee of Manchester, England, and she set forth the doctrines professing her sect’s beliefs and practices in 1770. With her followers, they came to America in 1774 to establish their first American Shaker community in Watervliet, New York. Eventually, 18 other settlements were founded: 12 east of the Alleghenies and 6 west.

Besides having the opportunity to tour this quintessential piece of Bluegrass property and Federal Style architecture, we shall have time to visit their shop, filled with tempting items for our perusal. In addition, we will be treated to a musical program highlighting their unique songs and dances held in an appropriate setting. The Shakers, in fact, received their name from their erratic movements in dancing.

Our lunch will be served especially for us in the West Family Building and features dishes made of the freshest seasonal ingredients from their garden. Before returning to Cincinnati with arrival by 7:00 p.m., Shaker Village will hold a reception for us.

Click Here for Kentucky Shaker Village Trip Reservation Form

There is an additional fee for Bus Tour, Lunch, and Reception.

No DASC events scheduled for June, 2022.

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November 2021

December 2021

and May 2022

No DASC events scheduled for July, 2022.

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November 2021

December 2021

and May 2022