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Exhibition: Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970
03/13/2020–06/07/2020. (more information)
Gorham Manufacturing Company (est. 1831), United States
Martelé Writing Table and Chair, 1903
ebony, mahogany, boxwood, redwood, thuya wood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, silver, mirrored glass, and gilded tooled leather
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Thurber, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Martelé Writing Table and Chair, 1903
Vase, 1882
Exhibition: Women Breaking Boundaries
11/11/2019–04/12/2020 (more information)
Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, decorator, The Rookwood Pottery Company, United States (Cincinnati)
Vase, 1882
earthenware
Cincinnati Art Museum: Gift of Florence I. Balasny-Barnes in memory of Parents Elizabeth C. and Joseph Balasny, 1992.86
Exhibition: The Paper Sculpture Manual
TBD (more information)
Seong Chun
Craft-Proof, 2003
Craft-Proof, 2003
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Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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About Us
Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 65,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.

Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions or participate in the Art Museum’s wide range of art-related programs, activities and special events. General admission is always free for all, plus Art Museum members receive additional benefits.

The Art Museum is open six days a week, making greater Cincinnati’s most treasured cultural asset accessible to everyone.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund the Cincinnati Art Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Cincinnati Art Museum gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Cincinnati, as well as our members.


Museum History (more information)
In the late nineteenth century, public art museums were still very much a new phenomenon, especially as far west as Cincinnati. Following the success of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia, the Women’s Art Museum Association was organized in Cincinnati with the intent of bringing such an institution to the region for the benefit of all citizens. Enthusiasm for these goals grew steadily and by 1881 the Cincinnati Museum Association was incorporated. Just five years later, in May 1886, a permanent art museum building was completed in Eden Park and was heralded worldwide as “The Art Palace of the West.”

Cincinnati Wing, 2003
By the turn of the twenty-first century, the Art Museum’s collection numbered over 60,000 objects and, today, is the largest in the state of Ohio. In 2003, the Cincinnati Art Museum deepened its ties with the Greater Cincinnati community by opening the popular and expansive Cincinnati Wing, the first permanent display of a city’s art history in the nation. In addition, on May 17, 2003, the Art Museum eliminated its general admission fee forever, made possible by The Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation.

Today
The renovation of the former Art Academy building was completed in January 2013 and opened as the Longworth Hall of the Cincinnati Art Museum. The LEED certified building is now home to our staff offices and the beautiful new Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives. The rooftop library, overlooking downtown Cincinnati, has an extensive collection of over 100,000 items covering six thousand years of art and art history. The Mary R. Schiff library is available for rental and offers two conference rooms for small corporate meetings or the main Reading Room for cocktail hours with breathtaking views of the city below. This renovation has made room within the museum for approximately 15,000 square feet of gallery and exhibition space including the new Rosenthal Education Center.

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Exhibitions (shows labeled "Special Feature" are small exhibitions)

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970
March 13, 2020–June 7, 2020.
(more information)

Women Breaking Boundaries
October 11–April 12, 2020
(more information)

The Paper Sculpture Manual
TBD
(more information)

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