On Thursday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m., the Skirball Museum on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion will offer a webinar in conjunction with the current exhibition A Portrait of Jewish Cincinnati: A Bicentennial Celebration, on view through Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. 

Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles at the Cincinnati Art Museum, will explore the fashion and jewelry that appear in the portraits in the exhibition. The exhibition includes likenesses of Jewish Cincinnatians from the early nineteenth century to the present day. 

Amnéus has more than twenty years of experience in her field. She received her B.A. from Edgecliff College of Xavier University and her M.A. from Illinois State University in textiles and fibers. She has lectured throughout the United States and published in various scholarly journals on a variety of fashion and textile topics. In 2004 she won the Victorian Society of America’s Ruth Emery Publication Award for A Separate Sphere: Dressmakers in Cincinnati’s Golden Age, 1877-1922. Amnéus also curated and authored the accompanying catalog for Wedded Perfection: 200 Years of Wedding Gowns (2010). She has curated traveling exhibitions and guest curated exhibitions for the Textile Museum, Washington D. C. and the Crow Museum of Asian Art in Dallas.

The free program will be offered strictly online. Registrants will receive the webinar link upon registration. For registration information, contact the Cincinnati Skirball Museum. 

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