Cincinnati Art Museum Announces New Director (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, July 29, 2014)
Anguish of World War I seen in prints (Cincinnati Enquirer, July 27, 2014)
Charles James gowns part of “High Style” fashion exhibit at Fine Arts Museums in 2015 (SFGate, July 10, 2014)
2014-15 Exhibition Schedule Announced (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, June 23, 2014)
With the renovation of the former Art Academy building complete, the Art Museum will embark on Phase B of its Vision Master Plan. Phase B will let the Art Museum use spaces that come free after the move to the Art Academy building to expand the Cincinnati Wing, create new galleries, and a new education center. The Rosenthal Education Center will be located in the heart of the Art Museum comprising 2,300 square feet of space. We hope you will share in our excitement as we plan for these major changes.
The Art Museum’s new Rosenthal Education Center will be situated in the heart of the Art Museum, where the former Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives was previously located. The new space will include more square feet dedicated to educational activities for individuals and families visiting the Art Museum. With staff offices relocated to the Longworth Wing and painting storage moved to an offsite facility, the Education Center will be surrounded by newly created or renovated galleries. The addition of new galleries will expand the Cincinnati Wing and the collections on display, while also greatly improving the Art Museum’s public circulation route. This improved circulation route will enable visitors to travel from gallery to gallery and experience our collection in a more cohesive way. Renovation work in the new gallery spaces and Rosenthal Education Center will start in June 2014 with an expected completion date of early 2015.
Thanks to a gracious donation made in honor of the Cincinnati Art Museum Volunteers, our Main Lobby underwent renovations in July 2014. The design is the result of a collaboration with Macy’s, providing a friendly, visitor-centered space, with a new coffee bar, lounge area and expanded Museum Shop. The transformed lobby furthers our mission of bringing people and art together. Stop by the now centrally-located Visitor Services desk to find out more about the Art Museum’s continued transformation, receive information about Museum Membership, or to just relax with a coffee and friends.
The Terrace Café also received a new look, made possible by a gift from Marty and Nick Ragland. The Café reopened in July 2014 with upgraded features and new artwork to accompany your dining experience. Stop by and experience the new space indoors or take advantage of the beautiful weather and views of the Alice Bimel Courtyard by dining on our outdoor terrace. As always, Art Museum Members receive a 10% discount when dining in the Terrace Cafe.