Art Academy of Cincinnati: 150 Years. 1869-2019.

This campaign ended on October 09, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Art Academy of Cincinnati by clicking here!

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is a special place of aspiring artists with master artists, ideas with materials, and desires with the energy behind them to make them real. Significant conversations shape and nurture the creative spirit and risks are celebrated. Through curiosity, critical thinking and creativity, students learn to make meaningful art make a difference where they live and work.

The Art Academy’s history has never been gathered, written, and professionally published. With the support of donors like you, AAC will publish our story against the backdrop of the city’s growth and development; how world events influenced the teaching and creativity of Art Academy students, and the enrollment and vitality of the school. 

AAC community will come together to celebrate the colorful, rich history of AAC, its faculty, students, and benefactors.

Generous donors, like YOU, are coming together through GiveCampus to contribute $2,500 toward this legacy project -  a history of our celebrated past, an awareness of our enduring creative spirit, and a promise to embrace the possibilities.


p.s. The total cost is nearly $100,000 for the expenses incurred from research to distribution.  Every gift, any size, is valued and appreciated. 


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Alexandra W Anderson
Paige Williams
Jean M Baines
Robert Spahr
Vincent Morano
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Joan Kaup
Steve and Michele Schempp
Jon T. Gimpel
Jennifer Grote
Amanda Parker-Wolery
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Robin L. Lippelman
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Lynn Thompson
Joan Kaup
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Relive your school days. Breathe the paint, walk the stairs, feel the tools that make the art that make a difference. Tour of the OTR school campus and then enjoy lunch at a nearby OTR eatery as our guest.