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953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, US

Phone: 5137212787

About

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. Museum members receive additional benefits.

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I always have a wonderful time visiting this incredible museum! Take your next art adventure here! There is art to discover on the inside and outside of the museum!

— Christen Collins

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Events

Henry Mosler Behind the Scenes: In Celebration of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial

June 10–September 4, 2022

Henry Mosler (1841–1920) achieved an international reputation in the late nineteenth century for narrative paintings rich in detail. Born in Prussia to a Jewish family that settled in Cincinnati, the artist won success at the Salon exhibitions in Paris for paintings depicting the rituals of daily life in Brittany. Drawn from the extensive collection of the artist’s work at the Cincinnati Art Museum, with a few select loans, this exhibition relates Mosler’s journey and takes a close look at how he developed his paintings through studies across media.

Learn more about how Cincinnati celebrates the 200th anniversary of the city’s Jewish community with an exciting roster of events throughout the region at jewishcincy200.org.

When: June 10, 2022 11:00AM - September 4, 2022 5:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban

July 8 – October 2, 2022

In 1929, Viennese-born architect and designer Joseph Urban was commissioned to create a bedroom for seventeen-year-old Elaine Wormser who lived with her parents in the Drake Tower, Chicago. Urban (1872–1933) was a prolific and broadly recognized artist whose work ranged from film, theatre and operatic sets to buildings, textiles, even cars. The modern, fanciful bedroom that Urban designed for Elaine Wormser featured a daring combination of colors and pattern, black glass walls and a reflective silvered ceiling. Elements from this bespoke interior now reside in the Cincinnati Art Museum and constitute the largest collection of Urban-designed furnishings in a public institution.

Over 90 years after its completion, the Wormser bedroom will go on public view for the first time, fully conserved and installed to reflect its original state as photographed in 1930. One of Urban’s last commissions, this interior embodies the distinct modern design vocabulary that Urban developed and employed throughout his career, highlighting his talent as a colorist, his flair for the dramatic, and his skillful blend of Viennese artistic influences with the prevailing modern style now known as Art Deco.

This exhibition unlocks new scholarship on this rare interior and the significant contributions of Joseph Urban to the development of American modern design. It also investigates the messaging conveyed by consumers when choosing modernism and the changing roles for women in the late 1920s and early 1930s. In addition to the bedroom, paintings, works on paper, costumes and related furnishings flesh out this exploration of Joseph Urban, the Wormser bedroom and the era. Behind-the-scenes investigations and processes necessary to reintroduce the room to the public are also featured.

The exhibition is accompanied by a full color illustrated catalogue and includes essays by leading authorities on the Wormser bedroom, Joseph Urban, and the introduction of modernism to the American public.

When: July 8, 2022 11:00AM - October 2, 2022 5:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Sensory Saturday

Join us for a socially distanced version of the Cincinnati Art Museum program for families with children who have developmental disabilities. Sensory Saturday will continue to begin before public hours, so families can enjoy a less crowded environment if they wish to do so.

As families enter, they will receive a map that designates galleries with learning centers with instructions on the back. Each family or child will borrow a bag with hands on materials, using it to engage with art in the galleries. When visitors are finished with the supplies, they return the bags to a bin marked “used” materials.

When: August 20, 2022 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Where: Cincinnati Art Museum
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CAM Kids Day

First Saturday of every month: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Free admission

Celebrate cats of all kinds with this fun-filled day for the whole family! Check back later for more information.

*If you need accessibility accommodations for this program or event, please email access@cincyart.org. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to ensure accommodations can be made.

When: August 20, 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Cincinnati Art Museum
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Creative Reuse

IN PERSON Creative Reuse

Second Saturday of every month: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Free admission

Explore creativity while helping the environment with this free, drop-in art-making program led by Indigo Hippo. Follow the suggested projects catered to different abilities or let your imagination run wild. Located in the Rosenthal Education Center (REC).

*If you need accessibility accommodations for this program or event, please email access@cincyart.org. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to ensure accommodations can be made.

When: August 20, 2022 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Cincinnati Art Museum
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Artist Workshop

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 1–3 p.m.

Join us for this workshop led by a local artist. Learn about techniques and materials used by professional artists in these fun, educational and hands-on workshops. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate.

General Admission: $12, Art Museum Members: $6. Reservations Required.

When: August 20, 2022 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Fine Art Flow

Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 6–7:30 p.m.

Join us for a gallery chat and yoga flow in gallery 229. This class is accessible to participants of all levels and abilities, and various modifications will be offered.

$7 members, $15 non-members. Reservations Required. Capacity is limited.

Guests must bring their own yoga mats.
Water bottles are not allowed in the galleries.

When: August 25, 2022 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Art After Dark: Drop It Like It's Hot

Friday, August 26, 2022 at 5–9 p.m.

Bust out those low-rise jeans, bucket hats, and butterfly clips and drop it like it’s the early 2000s! Our popular silent disco is back, and this time, we’re kicking it Y2K style!

Enjoy cash bars, food for purchase docent-led tours, and free admission to ticketed exhibitions. Costumes encouraged. Free admission. RSVP not required. #ArtAfterDarkCincy

Please arrive early or consider taking an Uber/Lyft. Parking is limited.

When: August 26, 2022 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Frame Sale

Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Don’t miss bargains on wood and metal frames! Frames of all sizes and shapes, from wood to decorative modeling and metals will be on sale during the museum’s Frame Sale. Ranging from the simple and inexpensive to the large and extravagant, you’ll be sure to find the perfect frames for your personal art collection. Cash or credit cards only. Please enter via the DeWitt entrance. Please note the frame featured in this listing is not for sale and is part of the museum’s permanent collection.

Image credit: William H. Fry (American, 1830–1929), attributed carver, Henry L. Fry (American, 1807–1895), attributed carver, Frame, 1851-1870, American black walnut, Gift of George W. Lewis, 1984.89

When: August 27, 2022 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Connect

Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 1–2:30 p.m.

This program is specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Each month, we will explore different parts of the museum on a multisensory tour, then create art related to what we see. Visitors will meet in the Great Hall then be led on a tour through the galleries.

FREE. Reservations required.

When: August 27, 2022 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Chamberpalooza

Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 11–4 p.m.

Bring the whole family and stay as long as you like to hear live music presented by vocal and instrumental groups from noon until 4:00 pm in the museum’s Fountain Room.

Don’t miss the world premiere of Hope is the thing with feathers, a new work for oboe, cello and piano composed by Alyssa Morris and commissioned by Chamber Music Network of Greater Cincinnati. The ever-popular instrument “petting zoo” is located nearby for a hands-on exploration of musical instruments and a free gift (while supplies last). Door prizes include tickets for upcoming musical events, CD’s and more.

When: September 3, 2022 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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See the Story Book Club

Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11:30 p.m.–1 p.m.

Do you love to read? Love art? Join librarians from the Public Library and Hamilton County and members of the Art Museum staff for this bi-monthly book club. See the Story combines works of fiction & non-fiction by authors from around the world with work from the Art Museum’s permanent collection.

Visitors will meet in Gallery 205, discuss the book of the month, then be led on a tour of connecting artworks. Join us and see the story. FREE.

Book of the month: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

When: September 17, 2022 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Natural World

September 30, 2022–January 15, 2023
Vance Waddell and Mayerson Galleries (Galleries 124 and 125), with additional installations elsewhere in the museum.
Free Admission
Friends of Photography

Natural World is a commissioned collaboration between artists John Edmonds and David Hartt, poet Jason Allen-Paisant, and organizing curator Nathaniel M. Stein. The four collaborators explore meanings of nature and naturalness in overlapping dialogues with history, forms of knowledge, and museum collections and spaces. The exhibition features Hartt and Edmonds’s lens-based installations in two dedicated galleries, as well as the artists’ interventions elsewhere in the museum. In pivotal new bodies of work engaged with the museum’s objects and environments, they illuminate the social frames through which nature and naturalness are commonly understood, and offer glimpses of other ways to know it. Their work invites us to see what and how we have taught ourselves about nature, and to learn nature again—with an enlarged ability to perceive. At stake is a natural world with less erasure, in which it is possible to recognize the existence and agency of culturally marginalized actors.

An artist-designed companion book pairing Hartt and Edmonds’s images with new writing by Stein and Allen-Paisant is available in limited quantity through the museum shop beginning September 29, 2022.

When: September 30, 2022 9:00AM - January 15, 2023 5:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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The Seventh Annual Asian Art Lecture: Galloping Through Dynasties

The Seventh Annual Asian Art Lecture
Galloping Through Dynasties
Sunday October 16, 2022
2 p.m.
Fath Auditorium
Free. Seating is first come, first served.

The horse is one of the oldest and most interesting painting subjects in China. From the ancient Zhou dynasty (ca. 1045–771 BC) to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), the horse, which played an important role in shaping the sociopolitical world of China, has formed an engaging symbolic language. In this program, Dr. Sung will explores the evolution of Chinese horse painting in both its symbolic and its stylistic aspects throughout Chinese history. This lecture will also include many of her recent research findings and decode the symbolic language of Chinese horse painting to reveal rich information about Chinese history and culture.

Please join for a reception following the lecture.

This lecture is sponsored by the Cincinnati Asian Art Society.

When: October 16, 2022 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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