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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!
Free Wi-Fi is available in select locations at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Coat Room & Lockers are available in the Main Lobby. All backpacks, packages, briefcases, shopping bags, and other excessively large items (larger than 11 x 15 x 4 inches), including recording equipment, must be left in the coatroom in the lockers provided. The museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
You may end up being part of the art! 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 be photographed, please notify our photographer as you see her in the galleries.
The Cincinnati Art Museum offers a full range of Accessibility Programs for our visitors.
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If you see the icon below, please refrain from taking photographs or recording video of the related artwork. These works are protected under US copyright law and it would be a violation of the artist's copyright. You are free to photograph all other works in the collection that are not marked with the no photography icon.
Please no flash photography.
We apologize, but tripods, monopods, and/or "selfie sticks" are prohibited from use within the museum.
ALSO, PLEASE NO PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS. Exhibition areas will be marked with a designated sign at the entrance to the show.
Professional photography for portraits requires that advance arrangements (at least two weeks in advance) be made with our Special Events Staff by calling (513) 639-2347; in addition, there is a $250 location fee for professional photography.
Sketching with pencil and colored pencil is permitted in all permanent galleries during our regular hours, and does not require completion of this form.
Visitors who wish to copy a work of art using additional materials must complete a copyist permit issued by the Cincinnati Art Museum. Visitors must give copyist permit to the front desk when they visit.
Copying is not permitted in special exhibitions or works denoted by a ‘no photography’ symbol on the gallery label.
For the safety of the collection, use of fixatives, sprays, charcoal and pastel is strictly prohibited.
We request copyists maintain a minimum distance of 4 feet from any work of art, and please refrain from using the floors, walls or pedestals as support for sketching.
Do not hinder or impede the flow of traffic in the galleries or to fire exits. Please be advised that a security guard may ask that work be discontinued if a problem is perceived or if galleries become crowded with other visitors.
Copyists must provide their own easel, work materials and drop cloth.
Artists agree to exercise every precaution when working around the art objects in the museum, including, carrying their easel upright in transit and permitting examination of canvas or other copy materials, paint box and other supplies brought into the building each time they are removed from the museum. No glass containers will be permitted.
Copyists must never make any representation that the copy is anything more than a reproduction.
For group reservations, please contact our Tour Coordinator at [email protected] or 513-639-2975, at least 3 weeks prior to your visit to schedule.