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"On Her Shoulders", a masterclass by Annie Ruth

Presented by Cincinnati Museum Center and ArtsWave at Cincinnati Museum Center, OH

Jul 16 2022
"On Her Shoulders", a masterclass by Annie Ruth

“On Her Shoulders” a masterclass by Annie Ruth is presented as part of the 2022 Truth & Inspiration Artist Showcase. Registration is required for this event.

Annie Ruth is an internationally respected visual artist, author and arts educator. Her work positively influences audiences in Europe, Africa, and throughout the United States.  She has published over forty volumes of poetry, books and articles for both children and adults.  Her curriculum sets are used in educational and cultural institutions around the world.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from National University in San Diego, California and studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati, College of Design Architecture and Art. Annie Ruth is a trailblazer who fuses her artistic talents to collaborate with major cultural institutions and museums to bring art directly to the community.

Annie Ruth has worked as a professional artist for 41 years. She has exhibited in both national and international museums, institutions and venues including the National Afro American Museum & Cultural Center, Cincinnati Museum Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.  Her commissioned works are in the collections of Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and numerous other corporate and private collections.

A few of her awards include the Athena International Leadership Award, NAACP Innovative Educator/ Arts Award, YWCA Career Woman of Achievement, Ohio Senate Commendations and U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Recognition.

This event will take place at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Register today to learn about Annie Ruth’s “On Her Shoulders” exhibit and create art with Annie Ruth! Learn about symbols and how they are used in the artwork. Participating teachers will receive a certificate of completion and free “On Her Shoulders” ART grab bags with supplies. Parking is free for registered participants.

Funding for this workshop comes through ArtsWave’s Black and Brown artist program. ArtsWave, the region’s engine for the arts, created the program to provide financial support to artists of color in the Cincinnati region to continue to interpret the themes of our times.



Registration is required to attend. To register, please email



Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Ave, OH

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Cincinnati Museum Center parking is $6 per vehicle (cash or credit) , $4 after 4:30 p.m. and free for Members. The parking lot is located in front of Union Terminal and accessed from our main drive off Western Ave.

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