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Dazzle your senses in Cincinnati Art Museum’s special exhibition “Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970”

11/25/2019

Explore a diverse collection of nearly 700 objects created by The Gorham Manufacturing Company, the Rhode Island-based firm that was once the world’s largest maker of silver, in special exhibition Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970.

Celebrate the last Art After Dark of 2019 and the #PowerofHer on Wednesday, November 27

11/18/2019

Cincinnati Art Museum’s last Art After Dark of 2019 will be celebrated on one of the biggest party nights of the year.

Celebrate the holidays with the Cincinnati Art Museum

11/12/2019

Get in the spirit of the season at the Cincinnati Art Museum with festive holiday events and activities for all in November and December.

Cincinnati Art Museum Announces Board Officers and Trustees for 2019–2020

10/30/2019

The Cincinnati Art Museum is pleased to announce the election of new Board Officers for 2019–2020 including President Amy L. Hanson.

Enjoy a night of spooky fun at Art After Dark on October 25

10/14/2019

Celebrate Halloween early with an evening of dancing, cocktails and devilish delights during Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE event Art After Dark: Tormented Souls.

Cincinnati Art Museum’s new universally accessible front entrance opens October 17

10/8/2019

New access to the Cincinnati Art Museum’s front entrance will be available starting Thursday, October 17, the first day of the biennial Art in Bloom event, beginning at 11 a.m.

Get into the Groove at Art After Dark on September 27

9/20/2019

Kick off the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art After Dark 2019–2020 season by showing off your dance moves during the FREE evening event Art After Dark: Get into the Groove.

Cincinnati Art Museum announces 2019–2020 exhibition schedule

9/17/2019

The Cincinnati Art Museum offers a one-of-a-kind lineup of new exhibitions and events starting this fall and running through summer 2020.

Cincinnati Art Museum hits highest yearly attendance in museum’s history

9/4/2019

The Cincinnati Art Museum, an institution established in 1881 that opened its doors in 1886, just set a new attendance record.

Explore four millennia of Spanish and Latin American art at the Cincinnati Art Museum starting Oct. 25

8/27/2019

Treasures of the Spanish World explores the visual cultures of Spain and Latin America across 4,000 years, through some of the finest artworks from the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish America.

Art After Dark and Labor Day bookend last weekend to see “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man”

8/21/2019

Celebrate the end of summer and take advantage of last-chance access to special exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.

Cincinnati Art Museum’s Sara Birkofer honored with national award for accessibility efforts

8/5/2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®) Awards has named Cincinnati Art Museum’s Sara Birkofer, Manager of Accessibility and Gallery Programs, a recipient of the 2019 Award for Emerging Leaders.

Cincinnati Art Museum to feature Sohrab Hura in The Levee: A Photographer in the American South

7/29/2019

Contemporary Indian photographer Sohrab Hura receives his first solo museum exhibition, organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum, from October 5, 2019–February 2, 2020.

Art in Bloom spotlights fine art masterpieces with floral interpretations October 17–20

7/19/2019

Art in Bloom returns to the Cincinnati Art Museum this fall with floral arrangements inspired by the museum’s permanent collection from October 17–20.

Life’s a Beach at Art After Dark on July 26

7/16/2019

The summer sun and the Black Rock Desert, home to the Burning Man event, serve as inspiration for the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: Life’s a Beach.

Cincinnati Art Museum brings interactive art experience into the community in early July

6/21/2019

A refurbished military vehicle turned mobile community center for new media art practices is coming to Cincinnati from July 3–5 as part of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibition.

Cincinnati Art Museum provides free admission to Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style on July 4

6/19/2019

In celebration of Independence Day, the Cincinnati Art Museum is offering free admission for all to new special exhibition Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style.

Fabulous fashions fill the Cincinnati Art Museum at Art After Dark on June 28

6/18/2019

Celebrate the opening of special exhibition Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: Kimono My House.

Explore artistic innovation and artists as change-makers in Women Breaking Boundaries at the Cincinnati Art Museum

6/10/2019

A new special exhibition explores the role of women in art and art history at the Cincinnati Art Museum from October 11–April 12, 2020.

Second phase of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man opens June 7 at the Cincinnati Art Museum

6/5/2019

The Cincinnati Art Museum has already hosted tens of thousands of visitors who have experienced the first phase of the No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.

Fringe Festival Preview at Art After Dark on May 31

5/24/2019

Experience a sneak peek of Know Theatre’s 2019 Cincinnati Fringe Festival at Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: On the Fringe, Friday, May 31, 5–10 p.m.

Inspire and connect communities through art as a Cincinnati Art Museum docent

5/1/2019

The Cincinnati Art Museum is on the hunt for enthusiastic and committed volunteers who want to learn about and share the museum’s unparalleled art collection and special exhibitions.

Cincinnati Art Museum to activate grounds, connect to community and Eden Park with Art Climb project

4/26/2019

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s commitment to engaging with its community will soon be physically represented with a new project, the Art Climb.

Spark your inner fire at Art After Dark on April 26

4/17/2019

Immerse yourself in the art of Burning Man at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s free evening event Art After Dark: Spark Your Inner Fire.

Fire up your summer at Beyond Black Rock fundraiser at the Cincinnati Art Museum on Friday, June 7

4/11/2019

The highly anticipated special exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man serves as the inspiration for Beyond Black Rock—the museum’s new summer fundraising event.

The Cincinnati Art Museum to make landmark acquisition of photographer Nancy Rexroth’s archive

4/2/2019

The Cincinnati Art Museum announces a landmark acquisition agreement to form The Nancy Rexroth Collection.

Celebrate the joie de vivre of Paris at Art After Dark on March 29

3/22/2019

Escape to the city of entertainment at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s free evening event Art After Dark: Passport to Paris.

Cincinnati Art Museum to explore rich visual history in new book published by Arcadia

3/18/2019

A new book that chronicles the Cincinnati Art Museum’s history through photographs will soon be available.

Explore the impact of the kimono on global fashion in Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style at the Cincinnati Art Museum

3/11/2019

Visitors can experience more than 50 ensembles by Japanese, European and American designers including Coco Chanel, Christian Louboutin, John Galliano and more.

Cincinnati Art Museum embarks upon accessibility initiatives, including new front entrance ramp

2/22/2019

The Cincinnati Art Museum is increasing its accessibility initiatives in 2019. One of the first visible changes will be a new ramp to the front entrance, allowing visitors in wheelchairs or with strollers to gain easy access to the front of the museum.

Show your Cincinnati pride at Art After Dark on February 22

2/13/2019

Raise your glass to the art, food and culture of the Queen City at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s free evening event Art After Dark: We Built this City.

Tickets now available for Paris 1900: City of Entertainment at the Cincinnati Art Museum

1/31/2019

Tickets for special exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment are now available online and at the Cincinnati Art Museum front desk.

Explore, create and have fun during Summer Camp at the Cincinnati Art Museum

1/22/2019

Registration for Summer Camp 2019 begins February 1 at 11 a.m., offering eight unique weeks of art projects, activities and gallery games led by skilled educators and staff.

Cincinnati Art Museum Announces Board Officers and Trustees for 2018–2019

1/22/2019

The Cincinnati Art Museum is pleased to announce the continuation of Board Officers including President of the Board Andrew DeWitt, President/CEO of Dewey’s Pizza, and Chairperson Jon Moeller, Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Procter & Gamble.

Rare presentation of Giorgione’s La Vecchia at the Cincinnati Art Museum February 15–May 5, 2019

1/15/2019

La Vecchia, a singular masterpiece by Renaissance painter Giorgione, will be on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum February 15–May 5, 2019.

“No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” takes over Cincinnati Art Museum starting April 26

1/8/2019

Burning Man. It’s been called “an experience in collective dreaming.”

Celebrate the era of opulence in Paris 1900: City of Entertainment at the Cincinnati Art Museum starting March 1

12/14/2018

Experience the splendor of the French capital at turn of the twentieth century in Paris 1900: City of Entertainment.

Celebrate the last Art After Dark of 2018 at the Cincinnati Art Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 21

11/14/2018

At the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE night-before-Thanksgiving celebration Art After Dark: Confess Yourself.

View Nourse, Wesselmann and Harper, among others, in Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150: A Celebration in Drawings and Prints

11/12/2018

Delve into the history and legacy of one of the most esteemed art schools in the Midwest in the special exhibition Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150: A Celebration in Drawings and Prints.

Tibetan monks to create sacred sand art at the Cincinnati Art Museum Nov. 13–18

10/29/2018

A group of Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery will visit the Cincinnati Art Museum to create a sacred sand mandala in the museum’s Great Hall.

Eat, drink and Namaste a while at Art After Dark: Diwali on Friday, October 26

10/17/2018

Enjoy a unique celebration at Cincinnati Art Museums’ Art After Dark: Diwali, Festival of Lights.

Discover the Cincinnati Art Museum collection in a new way at Art After Dark: When You See It, Sept. 28

9/20/2018

The event celebrates #YouKnowGreatArtWhenYouSeeIt, a collaborative campaign organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and LPK.

Cincinnati Art Museum’s biennial fundraiser celebrates upcoming special exhibition The Fabric of India

9/12/2018

Mark your calendars for an elegant evening on November 2, 2018

Gillian Wearing to be awarded Cincinnati Art Museum’s Schiele Prize

8/31/2018

British conceptual artist Gillian Wearing has been named the third recipient of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Schiele Prize.

Waddle down to the Cincinnati Art Museum for Art After Ducklings on Friday, Aug. 31

8/23/2018

Get your ducks in a row and bring the whole family to the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Ducklings.

$500K NEH grant will support Cincinnati Art Museum’s re-envisioning of the art and architecture of the Near East

8/8/2018

A $500,000 Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will help the Cincinnati Art Museum renovate and reinstall its world-renowned collection of art and archaeological material from the ancient Near East.

The Fabric of India art exhibition makes U.S. debut at the Cincinnati Art Museum October 19, 2018–January 6, 2019

7/31/2018

Discover the richness of Indian textiles from the fifteenth century to today.

Cincinnati Art Museum to unveil new contemporary conceptual art in Life: Gillian Wearing

7/23/2018

New special exhibition on view October 5–December 30, 2018

Toast the terracotta warriors at CAM on July 27

7/19/2018

Find your inner warrior and your inner craft beer enthusiast at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s annual beer tasting event Art After Dark: Terracotta Army Beer Bash.

Cincinnati Art Museum welcomes home Vincent van Gogh’s beloved painting Undergrowth with Two Figures

6/26/2018

Undergrowth with Two Figures by Vincent van Gogh will return to the walls of the Cincinnati Art Museum in the Mary E. Johnston Gallery (G227) on July 3.

Summer vibes abound at the Cincinnati Art Museum on June 29

6/20/2018

Kick off the sunniest season of the year at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: Summer Shakedown, Friday, June 29, 5–9 p.m.

Behold the beauty of script in Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World at the Cincinnati Art Museum starting Sept. 7

6/19/2018

Explore the craftsmanship, skill, beauty and function of calligraphy from the ninth to the twentieth centuries in the special exhibition Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World, on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum September 7, 2018–January 27, 2019.

Cincinnati Art Museum and University of Cincinnati partner for Google Arts & Culture’s Frida Kahlo retrospective project

6/6/2018

Experience Frida Kahlo as you never imagined, thanks to the largest online retrospective art project dedicated to commemorating the life and legacy of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.

Preview the 15th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival at the Cincinnati Art Museum on May 25

5/18/2018

Experience an early sneak peek of Know Theatre’s 2018 Cincinnati Fringe Festival at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: On the Fringe, Friday, May 25, 5–9 p.m.

A Taste of Duveneck Presents: The Art of Wine at the Cincinnati Art Museum on June 8

5/9/2018

Eat, drink and dance the night away while supporting a great cause this summer!

Flying Pig Marathon calls for possible alternate route to CAM

5/4/2018

The intersection at Eden Park Drive/Gilbert Ave. will not be open until 11–11:30 a.m., Sunday May 7.

The New York Times, USA Today and Forbes recognize Cincinnati Art Museum’s special exhibition

4/13/2018

The much-anticipated Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition, Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China, opens on April 20. It has been featured in The New York Times, USA.

Listermann Brewing Company and Cincinnati Art Museum launch beer celebrating Terracotta Army on April 21

4/3/2018

The Cincinnati Art Museum is partnering with Listermann Brewing Company to celebrate its highly anticipated special exhibition Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China.

CAM racks up wins in CityBeat's Best of Cincinnati 2018

3/28/2018

#1 Museum, #1 Art Museum, #2 Free Attractions and more!

Dance like an Egyptian at the Cincinnati Art Museum on March 30

3/22/2018

Put on your dancing shoes and boogie on over to the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: Dance like an Egyptian, Friday, March 30, 5–9 p.m.

Make way for the illustrations of Robert McCloskey at the Cincinnati Art Museum starting July 20

3/13/2018

The exhibition delves into the life and legacy of the writer and illustrator of numerous classic children’s books that have captivated readers of all ages for generations.

Cincinnati Art Museum presents Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors and Scenes from Western Culture March 30–June 17, 2018

3/9/2018

Internationally acclaimed visual artist and musician Ragnar Kjartansson will be featured at the Cincinnati Art Museum March 30–June 17, 2018.

Emily Holtrop awarded 2018 National Museum Education Art Educator

3/5/2018

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has named Emily Holtrop, Director of Learning & Interpretation at the Cincinnati Art Museum, as the recipient of the 2018 National Museum Education Art Educator award.

Call for teen artists at the Cincinnati Art Museum

3/2/2018

First annual 10x10 Teen Art Expo April 14–15, 2018

Love is in the hair at the Cincinnati Art Museum Art After Dark event on Friday, February 23

2/17/2018

Feel the love this Valentine’s season at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: Love is in the Hair.

Cincinnati Art Museum presents Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise

2/16/2018

“Portable museum” on view through May 6, 2018

Cincinnati Art Museum presents Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death

2/12/2018

Baroque masterpieces on view March 23–July 22, 2018

Tickets now available for Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China at Cincinnati Art Museum

2/6/2018

Guided tours, free tickets and extended hours available for CAM members.

Winter is here at the Cincinnati Art Museum Art After Dark event on Friday, January 26

1/23/2018

Embrace the season at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: Winter is Here, Friday, January 26, 5–9 p.m.

Saul Steinberg’s Mural of Cincinnati makes Cincinnati Art Museum’s Schmidlapp Gallery debut in February

1/17/2018

Saul Steinberg’s Mural of Cincinnati will be on view to the public in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s newly renovated Schmidlapp Gallery beginning on February 16, 2018.

Click, create and commence personalized art hunts with Cincinnati Art Museum's MyCAM

12/29/2017

MyCAM is accessible both at the museum and on its website.

Celebrate the holidays with Santa, sweaters and singing at the Cincinnati Art Museum

11/28/2017

Get in the spirit of the season at the Cincinnati Art Museum with festive, family-friendly holiday events and activities.

Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China on view for first time in Cincinnati April 20–August 12, 2018

11/20/2017

This special exhibition includes 120 objects drawn from the collections of Chinese art museums and archaeological institutes.

Cincinnati Art Museum acquisition recognized by Apollo International Art Magazine

11/15/2017

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s gift of Japanese prints from Joel and Bernice Weisman has been shortlisted for an Apollo Award, in the category of “Acquisition of the Year” by Apollo, the international art magazine.

Unleash your inner fashionista at Cincinnati Art Museum's Art After Dark event on Wednesday, November 22

11/14/2017

The world is your runway! Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve at the Cincinnati Art Museum final Art After Dark event of the year.

Cincinnati Art Museum welcomes graduates from its new docent class

11/7/2017

The Cincinnati Art Museum will induct 24 enthusiastic, committed and knowledgeable volunteers into its docent program on Wednesday, November 8.

Cincinnati Art Museum Announces New Board Officers and Trustees for 2017-2018

11/1/2017

The Cincinnati Art Museum is pleased to announce the election of new Board Officers including President of the Board Andrew DeWitt, President/CEO of Dewey’s Pizza. Jon Moeller, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Procter & Gamble, was named Chairperson.

Stop and smell the roses at Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art After Dark on October 27

10/20/2017

Bloom, baby, bloom! Experience fresh flowers paired with fine art and a groovy theme at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: Flower Power.

Cincinnati Art Museum’s Albrecht Dürer exhibition marks 500 years since the Reformation

10/16/2017

Explore a 500-year-old revolution in printmaking technology at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s free special exhibition Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance, on view November 17, 2017–February 11, 2018.

Cincinnati Art Museum partners with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to showcase BLINK light installation

10/10/2017

The Cincinnati Art Museum and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company present artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s lighted art installation Alhambra Nights as part of BLINK, the four-day light and art event, October 12–15.

Cincinnati Art Museum’s reinvented Schmidlapp Gallery to reopen with mosaic murals and interactive experience on Oct. 12

10/4/2017

The Cincinnati Art Museum is opening its newly renovated Schmidlapp Gallery, the central gallery linking the museum’s front lobby and the Great Hall, on October 12.

Journey across the universe at the Cincinnati Art Museum at Art After Dark on Sept. 29

9/21/2017

Discover the awe-inspiring beauty, mystery and interconnectedness of the universe at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE event Art After Dark: Across the Universe.

Raise a glass at Cincinnati Art Museum’s Beer Bash on August 25

8/22/2017

Toast to the final days of summer at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s annual beer tasting event Art After Dark: Beer Bash, Friday, August 25, 5–9 p.m.

Art in Bloom returns with floral interpretations of fine art at the Cincinnati Art Museum October 26–29

8/9/2017

The 9th Art in Bloom event will feature four days of special events, family friendly activities, docent-led tours and demonstrations by curators and floral arrangers.

Boundless connections in nature revealed in Ana England: Kinship at the Cincinnati Art Museum

7/25/2017

Discover the awe-inspiring beauty, mystery and interconnectedness of the universe at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s upcoming special exhibition Ana England: Kinship, on view September 8, 2017–March 4, 2018.

Party in paradise at Cincinnati Art Museum’s Lei’d Back Luau on July 28

7/19/2017

Wear your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts for a tropical time at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE event Art After Dark: Lei’d Back Luau.

Anila Quayyum Agha wins Cincinnati Art Museum’s Schiele Prize— Light-based installation on view June 17–October 15

6/12/2017

Agha’s All the Flowers are for Me (Red) is the first purchase with the museum’s new Alice Bimel Endowment for Asian Art.

Celebrate the "naughty nineties" CINcinnati style at the Cincinnati Art Museum on May 26

5/19/2017

Put on your petticoat or polish your handlebar mustache and travel back to the 1890s at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art After Dark: Cin City, a FREE evening event on Friday, May 26, 5–9 p.m.

Cincinnati Art Museum receives $11.75 million gift towards art of South Asia, Iran and Afghanistan

5/16/2017

Alice Bimel Endowment for Asian Art established to advance collections in Cincinnati

Enjoy Brunch on Mother's Day at CAM

5/11/2017

You can expect a very special Mother’s Day menu at the Terrace Café, featuring three courses of delectable eats your mother is sure to appreciate.

Cincinnati Art Museum recognizes Alice Weston with 2017 Cincinnati Art Award

5/10/2017

Alice Weston received Cincinnati Art Museum’s 2017 Cincinnati Art Award for her lifetime contribution to the arts in Cincinnati and beyond. The museum honored Weston at its annual Director’s Circle Dinner on April 26.

Cincinnati Art Museum to present the largest display of American folk art in its history with A Shared Legacy June 10–September 3

5/1/2017

The exhibition is drawn from the Barbara L. Gordon Collection and is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Cincinnati Opera at the Cincinnati Art Museum

4/25/2017

Join the Cincinnati Art Museum Emerging Leaders Council and Cincinnati Opera Center Stage in celebrating the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Salsa dance the night away at the Cincinnati Art Museum on April 28

4/21/2017

Art After Dark: Spring Fling on final Friday in April celebrates with Midwest Latino

Cincinnati Art Museum adds expertise and vibrancy with three curators

4/4/2017

Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release

Arts and Humanities: Patriotism in Action

3/29/2017

Op-ed from Cincinnati Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center, Taft Museum of Art

Wind up in Wonderland at the Cincinnati Art Museum on March 31

3/23/2017

Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release

Samurai, Sushi and Sake at the Cincinnati Art Museum

2/24/2017

Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release

Diverse Vendor Open House

2/21/2017

Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release

Strategic Plan 2016-2020

5/18/2016

Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release