11 a.m.–5 p.m.
11 a.m.–8 p.m.
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
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By registering for tickets, you are agreeing to CAM’s guidelines, policies and terms of service listed below.
These tickets ensure that you can visit at your desired day/time. If you visit without tickets, you may be asked to wait or come back at a different time due to capacity limits. Hank Willis Thomas exhibition access is free on Thursdays from 5–8 p.m. but tickets/registration is still required.
If you are museum member, please sign in (click on “Sign In” in the upper right corner on the tickets page) before you select your visit date and time.
You will register for an entry time period and there are no required exiting times, but the museum will be adhering to the listed closing times.
Please arrive five minutes before your scheduled entry time and you will be asked to show your registration using your smartphone or printout. When you arrive on site, please form a line outside, while maintaining social distance, at the visitor entrances
Due to construction for the new Cincinnati Art Museum parking lot, arrival court and walking path, the road along the front of the museum and the walkway between Art Climb and the museum will be closed from Nov. 2–16.
When you arrive at the museum, turn right upon entering grounds. The road along the DeWitt entrance will be a two-way drive. Parking is available in the rear lot. Refer to our area map for additional parking options.
The front parking lot will remain closed, but please walk around to the front of the museum and use the main entrance for your visit.
Special exhibition Black & Brown Faces is available for free and does not require separate tickets
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… requires tickets (and a fee applies) except on Thursdays from 5–8 p.m. Museum members get free access from now–Nov. 8. Registering advance should be done by clicking on the tickets button above, even for members and during free times.
Special exhibition Women Breaking Boundaries is available for free and does not require separate tickets.
The Museum Shop will be open on the dates/times above. All tours will be self-guided, programs and interactive activities are not currently available.
Please help keep yourself and others safe by following these guidelines:
The Cincinnati Art Museum will help keep you safe by:
Priority entrance will be given to visitors who register online in advance.
You will be asked to line up in a social distance compliant queue via all accessible visitor entrances. We encourage you to dress for the weather as you may be waiting outside for a few minutes.
Why is the Cincinnati Art Museum open?
The museum has been closed since March 14, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An allowable opening date for museum and other entertainment venues was announced by Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton and Governor Mike DeWine when they issued new guidance for re-opening Ohio museums and attractions on June 4, 2020.
The mission of the Cincinnati Art Museum remains strong. We are here to inspire people, connect communities and contribute to the vibrancy of our city. We are continuing to serve in-person and virtually.
What are you doing to the clean the museum?
Restrooms and high-traffic areas are cleaned multiple times a day using electrostatic machines and highly effective traditional methods. Custodians also survey the museum throughout the day to respond to immediate concerns. Surfaces are sanitized with a more rigorous cleaning after-hours.
Museum staff and visitors are encouraged to wash their hands frequently and utilize hand-sanitizer stations found throughout the facility.
Additionally, by ways of the museum’s hospital-grade UV air filtration system, we are able to kill most mold, viruses, bacteria and fungus as well as eliminate most allergens, static electricity, smoke and odors.
What is open during museum hours?
Do I have to touch anything?
Your visit can be almost entirely hands-free, particularly if you choose to download a map in advance. Free timed tickets are available here. When you arrive, you will be asked to show your registration using your smartphone or printout.
Why timed entry?
While our building is large and capacity can be generous, we want to provide as much space as possible to allow for healthy and safe social distancing.
Are there special hours for vulnerable populations?
The Cincinnati Art Museum strives for a safe experience for all by limiting our hours, reducing capacity, cleaning regularly, and providing the opportunity for a touchless experience. Please remember to visit another time if you are feeling sick.
Will there be Summer Camp?
Six weeks of Cincinnati Art Museum’s Summer Camp will take place in 2020. Parents have been instructed about the changes and safety measures in place. Contact [email protected] with any questions.
Nonflash still photography and video are permitted only on mobile phones or small cameras and recording devices.
Photographs are often being taken at the museum in order to update our photo stock. Your image may be featured on the CAM website or future publication materials. Our photographer will be wearing a staff badge and have a camera with a red tag. If you prefer not to be photographed, please notify our photographer as you see her in the galleries.
Advanced registration allows the museum to track visitation and share information if requested by Ohio Health officials. We do not disclose, sell, trade or rent any information obtained in this way to outside parties.
By reserving tickets, you agree to our visitation guidelines listed above. The Cincinnati Art Museum reserves the right to ask anyone to leave if they do not follow the safety guidelines. By completing this form and visiting the museum, you are certifying that you understand and agree to the following terms and conditions:
In consideration for visiting the museum, you knowingly and freely assume all such risks and agree to irrevocably and unconditionally indemnify, release, and hold harmless Cincinnati Art Museum, and it’s trustees, predecessors, successors, assigns, agents, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, insurers, and parents, divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates (and agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives, and attorneys of such divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates), and all persons acting by, through, under, or in concert with any of them, with respect to any and all claims, lawsuits, demands, controversies, causes of action, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to medical expenses, lost wages, attorneys’ fees and costs), either matured or unmatured, of whatever nature and whether or not presently known that exist as of the execution date of this release under federal, state, or local law, common law, or statue.
About the Cincinnati Art Museum
Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.
Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions or participate in the museum’s wide range of art-related programs, activities and special events. General admission is always free for all, plus CAM members receive additional benefits including discounted or free admission to special exhibitions.
Use the resources to the left to plan your next visit!
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Updated: October 14, 2020