At the Cincinnati Art Museum, visitors enjoy FREE admission to all of our exhibitions and are invited to participate in our wide range of art-related programs, activities and special events. Please see our Visitor Information page for tips on planning your trip, current gallery closures, directions and more!
Cincinnati Silver: 1788–1940
June 14 - September 7, 2014
Cincinnati was not only a center for art pottery and furniture; it was also a significant hub for the production and trade of luxury silver wares. In the years prior to 1850, Cincinnati boasted the largest concentration of silversmiths, jewelers, watch and clockmakers in the Midwest.
Summer ARTventures Classes
The Cincinnati Art Museum is the place for fun and creativity this summer. Delve into art with eight weeks of classes packed with exciting art projects, gallery games, and more! Each week, children will discover all aspects of visual art through various themes and activities. Special themed classes are designed for children ages 5-8 or 9-12 and taught by highly skilled educators and museum staff.
Art After Dark: American Gothic Bourbon & Beer Garden
Friday, August 29, 5 – 9 p.m.
Join us for Art After Dark on the Final Friday of every month. Get a sneak peek of American Gothic before it opens during tours of the Art Museum's folk art collection and enjoy a bourbon & beer garden in the courtyard. Live music by Jake Speed & the Freddies. See link for details.
Cries in the Night: German Expressionist Prints around World War I
June 21 – August 17, 2014
Dive into the artistic history of World War I with this eye-opening exhibition which brings to life the birth of Expressionism and the impact of the Great War on German Expressionist artists. This exhibition is the Cincinnati Art Museum’s contribution to Cincinnati Remembers, a series of community events honoring World War I, presented by the Cincinnati Opera.
Building Pictures: Architectural Photographs by Édouard Baldus
July 19 - October 26, 2014
Building Pictures presents photographs in the Art Museum collection by Édouard Baldus, the leading architectural photographer in France during the 1850s and ’60s. Featuring images of the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and other buildings and engineering feats throughout the country, this display demonstrates Baldus’s mastery of the new medium.
Big Pictures: Billboard Art Project
Summer 2014 - Summer 2015
Big Pictures is a yearlong public exhibition that features photographs by artists on billboards across Greater Cincinnati. Organized by Brian Sholis, Associate Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum, this exhibition presents captivating images by photographic artists working around the world.
shop + dine
Museum Shop + Terrace Cafe
Amplify your museum visit by making stops at our recently expanded Museum Shop and revamped Terrace Cafe. Art Museum Members receive 10% off at each and purchases contribute toward free parking for non-members. See link for details!
Making Room for Art
For over 130 years, the Art Museum has continuously evolved to reflect the needs of our visitors. Today we further our mission of bringing people and art together with recent renovations to our Main Lobby and Terrace Café, creating visitor-centered spaces, enhancing the museum experience. In the next year we will also welcome expanded gallery space and our new Rosenthal Education Center, providing visitors of all ages with hands-on educational activities. Read more about our campaign to Make Room for Art at the link below.
Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives
Open to the public
Our Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives are open to the public with newly extended hours. The library is now located on the third floor of the newly renovated Longworth Wing at the Art Museum. Come check us out and attend one of our special lectures!