Black & Brown Faces

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is a proud sponsor of Black & Brown Faces, a new exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum running October 23, 2020 – January 3, 2021 that features 10 Black regional artists’ portrayal of facial expressions of people of color during the extremes of 2020. Emphasizing mental health and wellness, the exhibit is intended to promote dialogue and advocacy and inspire hope.

GCF’s sponsorship of the exhibition has a two-fold goal: to lift up the voices and creative contributions of Black artists and people of color and to support the arts, an industry that has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The arts are critical to our region, both culturally and economically. Ensuring their longevity is important as we continue to navigate and, ultimately, recover from the pandemic.

The exhibition is made possible through a partnership between Cincinnati Art Museum and Paloozanoire, which focuses on the support and growth of people of color in the areas of corporate leadership, entrepreneurship and creativity.

Learn more about Black & Brown faces in this feature story on and make plans to join us! Tickets are for timed entry and are free. After October 25, tickets are available at