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Celebrate the holidays with the Cincinnati Art Museum

11/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

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

Whatever your holiday traditions, the Cincinnati Art Museum is here to help you make new memories and revisit cherished ones. The holidays are a wonderful time to visit the museum’s permanent collection with loved ones, as well as to explore current special exhibitions, including Treasures of the Spanish World, Women Breaking Boundaries and The Levee: A Photographer in the American South.

The museum is open 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Thursdays. The museum is open for regular hours throughout the season, closing only on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. In addition to the art galleries, several holiday events will provide great opportunities to gather and celebrate this special time of year.

Art After Dark: Girl Power!

Wednesday, November 27, 5–9 p.m.

Celebrate your Thanksgiving Eve at the museum and kick off the holiday season with a bang. Explore special exhibition Women Breaking Boundaries and celebrate the #PowerofHer. Enjoy live music from female-fronted rock band Leggy, food for purchase, specialty cocktails, docent-led tours, and free special exhibition access. FREE.

Holiday Gift Shop

November and December, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Thursdays

Shop a beautiful selection of curated gifts inspired by our permanent collection and special exhibitions this holiday season. Find your own treasures inspired by current exhibition Treasures of the Spanish World. Through your purchase at the gift shop, you directly support the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Holiday Expressions Trunk Show

November 15–17, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Find something thoughtful for every creative soul on your list – and maybe something festive for yourself to wear to holiday events! Support local artists, designers and authors who will be on-site to personalize your gifts. Shoppers will receive 10 percent off all purchases (20 percent for members) and complimentary holiday giftwrap throughout the entire Trunk Show event.


December 1–29, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Thursdays

Bring the whole family to the museum for holiday art-making activities as part of the REC’s fourth annual REC the Halls celebration! The Art Bar will be transformed into a holly jolly winter wonderland and visitors will be invited to create holiday cards with a wide variety of materials, as well as create custom gift bags and holiday home decorations. There will also be a Holiday Helpfulness donation drive. Every donation will be granted an entry to win a family membership to the museum. Check the Cincinnati Art Museum REC page for more information on the drive. FREE.

The Voice of Black Cincinnati presents Black Santa

Saturday, December 14, 1–4:30 p.m.

The Voice of Black Cincinnati presents Black Santa who will greet children of all ages and listen to Christmas wish lists. Parents can take photos, or photos will be taken by the Voice of Black Cincinnati’s photographer and shared on its Facebook page. Last year, more than 1,800 diverse families visited the museum during this event. FREE.

Belle Voci women’s chorus performance

Sunday, December 15, 3–4 p.m.

De-stress from holiday hustle and bustle with an enchanting choral performance by Belle Voci, a Cincinnati Youth Choir alumni chorus. View performance in the Great Hall. FREE.


About the Cincinnati Art Museum
The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Cincinnati Art Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Cincinnati Art Museum gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Cincinnati, as well as our members.

Free general admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is made possible by a gift from The Rosenthal Family Foundation. Special exhibition pricing may vary. Parking at the Cincinnati Art Museum is free. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Thursday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

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