Julie Aronson

Julie Aronson is Curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Cincinnati Art Museum. She is co-curator of the exhibition Perfect Likeness: European and American Portrait Miniatures at the Cincinnati Art Museum and coauthor of its accompanying publication. She was also one of the curatorial team that created the permanent collection display The Cincinnati Wing: The Story of Art in the Queen City and the editor of its companion volume.

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Bessie Potter Vonnoh · Sculptor of Women
By Julie Aronson

In the Gilded Age, when most sculptors aspired to produce monu­ments, Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872–1955) made significant contributions to small bronze sculpture and garden statuary designed for the embellishment of the home. Her work commanded admiration for her fluid and suggestive modeling, graceful lines, and sculptural form. In 1904 Bessie Potter Vonnoh won the gold medal for sculpture at the St.

“This much-anticipated project promises to introduce a new generation to Vonnoh’s significant place in the history of American sculpture.”

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The Cincinnati Wing · The Story of Art in the Queen City
By Julie Aronson

On May 10, 2003, the Cincinnati Art Museum will celebrate the opening of the Cincinnati Wing: eighteen thousand square feet of handsomely renovated gallery space devoted to the museum’s renowned collections of painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and metalwork by Cincinnati artists. The museum is the first in the country to reinterpret its American art collections with a regional emphasis, fostering civic pride and drawing attention to the achievements of the city’s artists.

“The objects created since the city's founding in 1788…demonstrate the pivotal role that the city has played in the history of American art.”

Anita J. Ellis, director of curatorial affairs, Cincinnati Art Museum