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Exhibition: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
04/26/2019 - 09/02/2019 (more information)
Shrumen Lumen, 2016
Photo by Ron Blunt
Exhibition: Paris 1900: City of Entertainment
03/01/2019–05/12/2019 (more information)
Louise Abbéma (1858–1927)
Allegory of the City of Paris, 1901
oil on canvas
Musée Carnavalet, Paris, © Musée Carnavalet/Roger-Viollet
Paris 1900: City of Entertainment
Exhibition: Giorgione’s La Vecchia
02/15/2019 – 05/05/2019 (more information)
Giorgione (1477–1510),
Italy, La Vecchia, circa 1502–08
La Vecchia
oil on canvas, 26 ¾ x 23 ¼ in. (68 x 59 cm)
Gallerie dell’Accademia, cat. 272, © Archivio fotographico G.A. VE, courtesy of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities—Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice
United States, Studio of Robert F. Blum, 1883–84
Exhibition: Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150:
A Celebration in Drawings and Prints

02/01/2019–04/28/2019 (more information)
Robert Frederick Blum (1857–1903)
United States, Studio of Robert F. Blum, 1883–84
Gift of Henrietta Haller, 1905.197
Exhibition: ArtAcademy of Cincinnati at 150: A Celebration in Drawings and Prints
02/01/2019–04/28/2019 (more information)
Charley Harper (1922–2007), United States
Gazelle in the Grass (Nighttime),
circa 1961
Museum Purchase: Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Wichgar, 2008.16, © Estate of Charley Harper
Gazelle in the Grass (Nighttime)
United States, Ludlow Avenue Bridge, circa 1930
Exhibition: ArtAcademy of Cincinnati at 150: A Celebration in Drawings and Prints
02/01/2019–04/28/2019 (more information)
William Purcell McDonald (1863–1931)
United States, Ludlow Avenue Bridge, circa 1930
oil pastel on sandpaper
Gift of Carolyn Nancy Danahy, 2002.171
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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Museum Hours

  • Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Thursdays, 5 – 8 p.m., starting Nov. 3

  • Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.


  • General Admission is always FREE made possible by a generous gift from The Richard and Lois Rosenthal Foundation

  • Special Exhibition pricing may vary.

  • Saturday's free admission is made possible by The Thomas J. Emery Free Day Endowment established by Mary Emery in 1906.

  • Free general admission for children is made possible in part through an endowment established by Cincinnati Financial Corporation/The Cincinnati Insurance Companies. There are charges for certain educational programs.

  • Tickets for Special Events

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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.

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)

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
April 26 - September 2, 2019
(more information)

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment
March 1–May 12, 2019
(more information)

Giorgione’s La Vecchia
February 15 – May 5, 2019
(more information)

Academy of Cincinnati at 150: A Celebration in Drawings and Prints
February 1–April 28, 2019
(more information)

Saul Steinberg’s Mural of Cincinnati
February 16, 2018 - TBD
(more information)

African art gallery
reopens December 10, 2016
(more information)

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