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Cincinnati Art Museum adds operating dates, continues safety protocols

1/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

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CINCINNATI— The Cincinnati Art Museum will be open to the public Thursdays from 11a.m.–8 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. starting Feb. 4. Members will have special access each Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–11 a.m. To ensure community wellness, limited hourly capacity remains reduced and advanced online registration is required for any visit.

The Museum Shop will be open during all operating hours. Special exhibition Frank Duveneck: American Master will be free on Thursdays 5–8 p.m., but tickets must be reserved online in advance.

The museum’s Terrace Café will be open on Thursdays from 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. A limited menu, featuring visitor-favorite salads and sandwiches will be available. The Rosenthal Education Center (REC) will be open with limited capacity, and to-go art creating kits are available for visitors (no sit-down artmaking). The Mary R. Schiff Library is open by appointment only. Museum tours will be self-guided, and in-person programs and interactive activities are not currently available.

In addition to the museum’s 73 permanent collection galleries open to visitors, the special exhibitions include:

The museum will continue its safety policies requiring masks covering noses and mouths, and six feet of social distance between visitors. Increased cleaning and use of hospital-grade air filtration allow the museum to operate safely. The museum asks that all patrons limit their visit to two hours and ONLY visit with members of their own household.

Visitors can enjoy the museum’s new front parking lot and arrival court, as well as the new electric vehicle charging stations. The Cincinnati Art Museum’s outdoor public space, Art Climb, is open daily and does not require tickets.

For those who cannot visit at this time, the museum continues to connect with visitors virtually through CAM Connect, a robust Facebook group that provides unique content including artwork features, videos, guided art-making activities, a virtual book club, and more. In addition, thousands of works of art from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection can be viewed online on CAM’s website and through Google Arts & Culture.


About the Cincinnati Art Museum
The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Cincinnati Art Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Cincinnati Art Museum gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Cincinnati, as well as our members. Free general admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is made possible by a gift from The Rosenthal Family Foundation. Special exhibition pricing may vary. Parking at the Cincinnati Art Museum is free. Visit for more information.

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