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

Phone: 5137212787


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.


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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Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer

February 3–May 7, 2023
The Thomas R. Schiff Gallery (Gallery 234)
Ticketed. Free for Members.
Friends of Photography

How well do we know iconic American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe? Scholars have examined her paintings, home, library, letters, and even her clothes. Yet, despite O’Keeffe’s long and complex association with the American photographic avant garde, no previous exhibition has explored her work as a photographer.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer presents nearly 100 photographs by the artist, together with a complementary selection of paintings and drawings. These works illuminate O’Keeffe’s use of the camera to further her modernist vision, showing how she embraced photography as a unique artistic practice and took ownership of her relationship with the medium.

Discover, for the first time, O’Keeffe’s eloquent and perceptive photographic vision.

When: February 3, 2022 11:00AM - May 7, 2023 5:00PM
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.

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.

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

October 7, 2022–January 1, 2023
Schiff Gallery (Gallery 234)
Free admission.

Galloping Through Dynasties explores the evolution of Chinese horse painting in both its symbolic and its stylistic aspects throughout Chinese history. The approximately sixty art works drawn from the collections of leading U.S. museums and one from Japan will decode the symbolic language of Chinese horse painting to reveal rich information about Chinese history and culture.

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 has formed an engaging symbolic language through which many political and social aspects of Chinese history are represented. The emperors’ passion for fine horses and the evolution of the animal’s political and social messages, from the tokens of a ruler’s military achievements to the idiosyncrasies of a talented scholar, further enhanced the subject’s prominent status in Chinese painting. Over time, the rich symbolic content of horse painting was matched by the increasingly diversified styles and personal expressions of the artists.

This exhibition will be the first of its kind to present to museum audiences the many recent research findings on Chinese horse painting. Through the carefully selected examples and structured display, the exhibition will illustrate how the horse played an important role in shaping the sociopolitical world of China and provide viewers with a firsthand interaction with Chinese concepts of horses as well as new insights into unique aspects of Chinese art and culture.

When: October 7, 2022 11:00AM - January 1, 2023 5:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art

November 11, 2022–February 5, 2023
Western & Southern Galleries (Galleries 232 and 233)
Friends of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquities

The exhibition Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art explores the representation of dance in the arts from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayan region from the first to the twenty-first century. Dance is omnipresent in the arts of this region and has long been a key element in the world’s image of India and nearby countries. Through religious, courtly, and everyday objects, the exhibition will illustrate how dance occupies a uniquely important place in the region. The dance of the gods can provide religious and ethical lessons and can also symbolize power and majesty. In daily life, people have long danced for worship, for festivals, for the entertainment of emperors and princes, and for their own enjoyment. Dance was–and is–not only for delight. This groundbreaking exhibition will empower museum audiences to consider the compelling visual language of dance through its many permutations. It will demonstrate the exceptional importance and power of dance in religious thought, literature, politics, and societal structures.

Through approximately 120 artworks drawn from US museums and private collections, the exhibition features sculptures of bronze, stone, ivory, and wood; paintings; jewelry; textiles; and contemporary works in new media. In addition to representations of dance from India, works from Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia are included. Jointly organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Asian Art Museum, the exhibition premieres in Cincinnati before travelling to San Francisco in 2023.

Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art is accompanied by an interdisciplinary, multi-author publication – available soon from the museum shop in person and online.

When: November 11, 2022 11:00PM - February 5, 2023 5:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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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 Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to ensure accommodations can be made.

When: December 3, 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Cincinnati Art Museum
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Creative Reuse

Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Note: Creative Reuse has been rescheduled from November 12 to November 19.

One person's trash is another artist's treasure! Spark your imagination through a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional artmaking materials provided by Indigo Hippo and create a new work of art while keeping materials out of the landfill. Follow the suggested projects catered to different abilities or let your imagination run wild. This program is drop in and self led, and takes place in the Rosenthal Education Center.


When: December 3, 2022 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Cincinnati Art Museum
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Book Signing: An Evening with CAM’s Curators

Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

Join CAM curators and archivist Geoff Edwards in the Mary R. Schiff Library for book signings of recent publications, including exhibition catalogs. Ask questions and get answers about the museum’s exhibitions, as well as the many resources available in the museum’s library and archives.

Featured curators include:

Cynthia Amnéus, Ph.D., Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles
Julia Aronson, Ph.D., Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings
Peter Bell, Ph.D., Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings
Ainsley Cameron, Ph.D., Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquitie
Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design
Kristin Spangenberg, Curator of Prints
Nathaniel Stein, Ph.D., Curator of Photography
Hou-mei Sung, Ph.D., Curator of East Asian Art
Featured archivist:

Geoff Edwards, who authored Cincinnati Art Museum (Arcadia Publishing, 2019) featuring vintage photographs and images from the museum’s archives reflecting CAM’s history.

When: December 8, 2022 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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The Voice of Black Cincinnati presents Black Santa

Saturday, December 17, 2022 at noon–4 p.m.

The Voice of Black Cincinnati presents Black Santa! He will greet children of all ages and listen to Christmas wish lists. Parents can take a photo, or a photo will be taken by the Voice of Black Cincinnati’s photographer and shared on their Facebook page. Free.

When: December 17, 2022 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Artist Workshop

Saturday, December 17, 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. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an enrolled adult.

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

When: December 17, 2022 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Gallery Tour and Lecture-Demonstration with Kathak Dancer Rossana Bandyopadhyay - 2 p.m.

Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Join internationally renowned Kathak dancer Rossana Bandyopadhyay and CAM curator Ainsley M. Cameron for a discussion and exhibition tour followed by a dance performance. Explore artworks from both an art historical and performance perspective, through discussion, storytelling, poses, and postures.

Limited capacity. Reservations required. Program complimentary with exhibition ticket (Free for members. $12/adults, $8/seniors, children, and students). Program to occur at 12 p.m. and repeat at 2 p.m.

Tickets available November 17.

When: December 17, 2022 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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Through Another Lens: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Photography

Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 7–8 p.m.

Fath Auditorium
Members, free; General Public, $20; Students, pay what you wish.

Georgia O’Keeffe is revered for her iconic paintings of flowers, skyscrapers, animal skulls, and Southwestern landscapes. Her photographic work, however, has not been explored in depth until now. Originating exhibition curator Lisa Volpe joins us from The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to discuss O’Keeffe’s relationship to and personal use of photography, the research that brought this history to light, and the discoveries still waiting to be made.

When: February 2, 2023 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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