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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 - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
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A Walk in Paris

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 7:30pm
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A Walk in Paris

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Autism Family Exploration

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Cincinnati, OH
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Autism Family Exploration

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cincinnati, OH
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Friday, May 3, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Family ARTventures

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Exhibition - Giorgione’s La Vecchia

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

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Family ARTventures

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Autism Family Exploration

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am
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Autism Family Exploration

Family ARTventures

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 at 2:00pm
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CCO + CCAC Chamber Rock

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 7:00pm
Burnet Woods
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CCO + CCAC  Chamber Rock

Family ARTventures

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

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Family ARTventures

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Family ARTventures - Art Stop

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