5 holiday happenings at CAM

by Keith Gollar


Holidays , Gift Shop , Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion , REC the HALLS

Feeling festive? Get artistic this holiday season with the Cincinnati Art Museum! From ugly sweaters to spectacular, seasonal artworks, CAM is sure to have something festive for the whole family.


You may have a few names to cross off your gift-giving list, and what better place to do so then the CAM Museum Shop? Decked out in holiday décor, and full of one-of-a-kind ornaments, the museum shop has just what you need to wow your loved ones this season. Plus, enjoy complimentary gift wrapping upon purchase. Don’t forget, members receive 10% off in the Museum Shop!


Let the little ones create holiday-themed artwork, cards and personalized wrapping paper during REC the HALLS at the Rosenthal Education Center (REC). Now through December 31st, families are welcome to design decorative ornaments, gift bags and other holiday art in hands-on activities.


Image: Aert van der Neer (1603/04–1906), The Netherlands, Winter Landscape, late 1640s, oil on canvas, Gift of Audrey Emery. 1953.1

Throughout CAM you’ll find wintery landscapes, holiday kitchen scenes, frozen Cincinnati neighborhoods and shivering portraits that blend perfectly with the season. Take a self-guided tour through the galleries and experience these seasonal pieces up close. View our online collection and search “winter” to see what pieces are on display.


With our extended Thursday evening hours, CAM makes for the perfect post-supper stop for the entire family. Visit special exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion for free on Thursdays from 5–8 p.m. The Terrace Café is also open until 7:30 p.m., just in case the family would like an evening bite to eat or a hot cup of coffee.


‘Tis the season to be tacky. Throw on your ugliest holiday sweater and head to CAM for our Ugly Sweater Party, complete with a cash bar, food for purchase from the Terrace Café and FREE admission to special exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion.


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