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Cincinnati Art Museum Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Don Francesco gets younger Here’s another detail from Agnolo Bronzino’s “Portrait of Eleonora of Toledo and Her Son, Don Francesco,” painted in Italy around 1550. The yellowed varnish and overpaint is being removed at the upper left. Note how the dark line of overpaint (partly removed below his left ear) served to narrow and shade his face. Without it Don Francesco’s face is rounder, plumper and younger-looking. The small losses shown in the cleaned portion of the face are in keeping with the age of the oil-paint-on-wood-panel painting. The dense area of small losses in the upper left background was caused by movement around a knot in the wood panel . 12 hour ago via Facebook

Adult Package Tours

The cost is $25 per person for the tour and lunch or afternoon tea up to 25 people, or $30 per person for the tour and lunch or afternoon tea if more than 25 people. All include express check-in, a docent-led tour around the topic of your choice from the list below, shopping discounts, and a welcome gift.


All tours are scheduled at least one month in advance and a minimum of ten adults is required. To schedule one of the following adult group tours, please contact the Tour Coordinator at (513) 639-2975.



Group Tour Topics

American Art
See how American art tells fascinating stories of the country’s history, traditions, and people. The Art Museum hosts a vast and dynamic collection of American painting, sculpture, and decorative art that spans from colonial times to present day.

Ancient Worlds
Travel to the ancient worlds of Egypt, China, Greece, Mesopotamia, and Rome in a tour that highlights the Art Museum’s outstanding collection of ancient artifacts.

Cincinnati Ceramics
Discover the history of ceramics in Cincinnati through the story of the “dueling divas,” Maria Longworth Nichols Storer and M. Louise McLauglin. Explore the history and influence of the renowned Rookwood Pottery Company.

The Changing Landscape
Examine different artistic approaches to depicting the landscape, a subject that has captivated artists for centuries. Particular focus may be given to French and American landscapes of the nineteenth century.

Flowers in Art
Be inspired by the many ways artists have portrayed flowers in art. Explore the Art Museum’s collection in a delightful way by discovering flowers in landscapes, still lifes, pottery, portraits, and much more.

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Explore the light, color, and dynamic brushwork of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. The Art Museum’s collection includes fascinating works by French and American artists, including Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Child Hassam, and John Twachtman.

Learn about a selection of the Art Museum’s masterpieces. See objects from around the world and from various periods in art history.

Modern and Contemporary Art
From Fauvism and Cubism to Pop Art and Minimalism, discover examples of some of the most innovative artists and art movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The Story of Art in Cincinnati
Take a tour of the Art Museum’s magnificent Cincinnati Wing, and see the Queen City’s story unfold in its artwork, such as Rookwood pottery, art-carved furniture, and paintings by Frank Duveneck, Robert S. Duncanson, Joseph Henry Sharp, and many more.