Treasures of the Natural World

Now Closed

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is pleased to announce the second installment in the Treasures Exhibit Series, Treasures of the Natural World: Nature Art from the Collection of Cincinnati Museum Center, running April 26 – August 18, 2013 in the Cincinnati History Museum. This special exhibit marks a unique collaboration between Cincinnati History Museum and Museum of Natural History & Science. Cincinnati Museum Center has a legacy of celebrating the intersection of science and history. Treasures of the Natural World examines this intersection, in an effort to promote an increased understanding of both disciplines. 

Across its rich and textured history, Cincinnati Museum Center has assembled a remarkable collection of art inspired by nature. Honorary curators, John Ruthven and former Museum of Natural History Director, DeVere Burt, have assembled a selection of notable paintings from Cincinnati Museum Center’s own collection, which include works by John James Audubon, Charley Harper, John Ruthven and Robert Verity Clem. Curators have partnered to pair exceptional fine art with items from the Zoology Collections including examples of birds, plants, and other wildlife, which would have served as elements of study and inspiration for artists featured in this exhibition.

As part of a city-wide initiative called Celebrating John A. Ruthven, CET is airing John Ruthven: The Art of Life on the following dates:

May 28 - 8:30pm on CET Arts
May 29 - 8:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm on CET Arts
May 30 - 10:30am, 3:30pm and 10:30pm on CET Arts
June 16 - 6pm on CET
July 17 - 9pm on CET Arts
July 18 - 9am, 2pm and 6pm on CET Arts
July 19 - 11am, 4pm and 11pm on CET Arts



Monday-Satuday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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Admission is free for Members or included with your All Museums Pass.



David Hausrath
Phillip C. Long
Alice Lytle
Steven C. Steinman

Honorary Guest Curators

John Ruthven
Devere Burt

Cincinnati Museum Center Curators

David Conzett
Herman Mays Ph.D.

Diamond Sponsors

Dr. & Mrs. Compton Allyn
Debbie & Rich Oliver

Benefactor Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel A. Bailey
Steve & Sarah Steinman
Helen B. Vogel Trust

Patron Sponsors 

Mr. & Mrs. William P. Butler
Ms. H. Drewry Gores & Mr. George H. Warrington
Priscilla Garrison Haffner
Bruce M. Halpryn & Chas W. Riebe
David & Debra Hausrath
Wm. G. & Mary Jane Helms Charitable Trust, Leonard A. Weakley Jr., TEE
Scott Knox
Mr. & Mrs. Polk K. Laffoon IV
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip C. Long
Dr. & Mrs. James D. Lytle
Mr. & Mrs. H.C. Buck Niehoff
The Portman Family
Irene & Daniel Randolph
Ms. Elizabeth Stone

Hosts & Hostesses

Mrs. Charles Fleischmann
David Axt & Susan Wilkinson
John & Mary Ann Boorn
Hazeleen & Lee Brewster
Mr. & Mrs. Devere E. Burt
Michael & Loreta Celebrezze
Cathy Chapman
Jodelle S. Crosset
Terry & Doug Eisele
Ruth Epstein
Susan Esler & Steve Skibo
Richard & Elizabeth Findlay
Mr. & Mrs. W. Roger Fry
Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Goering, Sr.
Jack & Nancy Gottschalk
Lynne Meyers Gordon, M.F.A.
Darlena & Jim Graham
Dick Halbertstadt & Peg Halberstadt
Brett Harper & Charley Harper Art Studio
Ms. Delores Hargrove-Young
Emma D. Hartkemeier
Joe & Louise Head
Bill Hopple, Cincinnati Nature Center
Frank Jordan
Gene Kritsky & Jessee Smith
Blair & John Lanier
Alfred A. Moore & Betty R. Moore
Linda & David Parlin
Martha & Nick Ragland
Nancy & Ed Rosenthal
John A. Ruthven
Michele & Randy Sandler
Gerald & Ann Silvers
John Steele
Jack & Joyce Steinman
Jennifer Walke
Sue & Mike West
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Whitsett