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Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
513-639-2995

History:

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."

Original Building, 1886

CAM enjoyed the support of the community from the beginning. Generous donations from a number of prominent Cincinnatians grew the collection to number in the tens of thousands of objects, which soon necessitated the addition of the first of several museum expansions.

Schmidlapp Wing, 1907

In 1907 the Schmidlapp Wing opened, which was followed by a series of building projects. The addition of the Emery, Hanna and French Wings in the 1930s enclosed the courtyard and gave the museum its current rectangular shape and provided the space in which our American, European and Asian collections are currently shown.

Great Hall & Adams-Emery Wing, 1940s-1965

Renovations during the late 1940s and early 1950s divided the Great Hall into two floors and the present main entrance to the museum was established. The 1965 completion of the Adams-Emery Wing increased our facility resources further, adding space for the permanent collection, lecture halls and temporary exhibition galleries.

Cincinnati Art Museum, 1993

In 1993, a $13 million project restored the grandeur of the museum's interior architecture and uncovered long-hidden architectural details. This project included the renovation of one of the Art Museum's signature spaces, the Great Hall. In addition, new gallery space was created and lighting and climate control were improved. The museum's temporary exhibition space was expanded to approximately 10,000 square feet to accommodate major temporary exhibitions.

Cincinnati Wing, 2003

By the turn of the twenty-first century, the museum's collection numbered over 60,000 objects and, today, is the largest in the state of Ohio.  In 2003, CAM 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 museum eliminated its general admission fee forever, made possible by The Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation.



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Upcoming Events at Cincinnati Art Museum

Exhibition - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Gallery Experience: Radical Self Expression with Pam Kravetz

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Gallery Experience: Radical Self Expression with Pam Kravetz

Exhibition - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures

Exhibition - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Moving Images: Monsoon Wedding

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 7:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Moving Images: Monsoon Wedding

Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family First Saturday: Japanamania

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family First Saturday: Japanamania

Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Brunch Art Music

Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Brunch Art Music

Gallery Experience: Beauty of Aging

Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Gallery Experience: Beauty of Aging

Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Audio Description Tour: American Art

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Audio Description Tour: American Art

Creativity & Growth: Curiosity

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Creativity & Growth: Curiosity

Sketching Tour: Landscapes

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Sketching Tour: Landscapes

Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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See the Story Book Club: Sargent's Women by Donna Lucey

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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See the Story Book Club: Sargent's Women by Donna Lucey

Artist Workshop: Artist Pam Kravetz

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Artist Workshop: Artist Pam Kravetz

Public Tour with ASL: Impressionist Art

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Public Tour with ASL: Impressionist Art

Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Fine Art Flow: Asian Art, Gentle Yoga

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Fine Art Flow: Asian Art, Gentle Yoga

Connect

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 11:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Connect

Evenings for Future Educators: Introduction to CAM

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Evenings for Future Educators: Introduction to CAM

Studio Classes: Drawing

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Studio Classes: Drawing

Gallery Experience: Experiencing Mindfulness with Art

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Gallery Experience: Experiencing Mindfulness with Art

Audio Description Tour: European Classics

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Audio Description Tour: European Classics

Creativity & Growth: Teamwork

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Creativity & Growth: Teamwork

Sketching Tour: Women Artists

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Sketching Tour: Women Artists

Brunch Art Music

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Brunch Art Music

Gallery Experience: Ghost Tour

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Gallery Experience: Ghost Tour

Artist Workshop: Abstract Art with Cedric M. Cox

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Artist Workshop: Abstract Art with Cedric M. Cox

Public Tour with ASL Interpretation: Women Breaking Boundaries

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Public Tour with ASL Interpretation: Women Breaking Boundaries

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