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Celebrate Cincinnati Art Museum and the one-year anniversary of the Art Climb with events May 4–9

4/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

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CINCINNATI— The Cincinnati Art Museum opened its Art Climb to the public on May 7, 2020. This civic and arts space became a place for visitors to reflect and enjoy art and activity amid the national pandemic. The outdoor landscape welcomed and connected the community while the museum’s in-gallery operations were temporarily halted to support public health.

While a lot has changed in the last year, there is much to celebrate and look forward to! Check out five exciting Cincinnati Art Museum events scheduled the first week in May.


Thursday, May 6, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Cincinnati Art Museum will celebrate its recent recognition as a 2021 finalist for a National Medal for Museum and Library Service by the Institute of Museum and Library Services with live music from DJ Arie, food for purchase from Kabobske, La Orangette, Pretzelfuls and Graeter’s Ice Cream. Special giveaways include cookies from Davis Cookie Collective, Art Climb water bottles, and gift certificates to the museum’s Terrace Café and Gift Shop. Snap a picture in our photo booth and share a museum story on the museum’s social or website.


May 4–9, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays)

The Cincinnati Art Museum will display 100 artworks from talented, young artists, grades 7–12 from a variety of Greater Cincinnati schools at the 10x10: Teen Art Expo. The project was organized by the 10x10 Team made up of volunteer teen art enthusiasts from around the city. The 10x10 Teen Art Expo is supported by US Bank. Free. Advanced registration is required.


May 4–9, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays)

The Cincinnati Art Museum will host the final days of the much beloved Frank Duveneck: American Master exhibition, which closes May 9. Advanced tickets/registration are required and sell-outs are expected. The exhibition opened on Dec. 18 and was extended in March. $5–10, free for members.


On Saturday, May 8 from 3–4 p.m., celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art Climb with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. The free concert features musicians performing on various landings among the 164 steps, including three quartet/quintets (strings, brass and winds) and a solo cellist. While safely social distancing, visitors are encouraged to move up and down the Art Climb and enjoy brief musical works.

Those who wish to visit the museum before or after the performance are asked to reserve tickets at:

Please note: The safety of the CCO musicians and guests is paramount. The CCO maintains social distancing for their musicians’ and patrons’ safety. Please be cautious and wear a mask to protect not only the musicians, but your fellow community members as you enjoy this unique musical experience.


May 8–Oct. 31, 2021

After a brief closure (May 1–7), the family-friendly interactive space in the Cincinnati Art Museum welcomes a new installation by Christian Schmit, multimedia artist and educator, the 2021 Artist in Residence. Free. Advanced registration is required.

About the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art Climb

Located at the corner of Gilbert Avenue and Eden Park Drive, the Art Climb spans a hill nearly as tall as Cincinnati’s Carew Tower. It is the museum’s way to activate its grounds through casual and recreational art interactions outside the walls of the museum. Learn more at

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.

About The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble of 32 professional musicians that launched the critically acclaimed summer music festival Summermusik in 2015. The CCO’s size allows for creativity in programming, the ideal ensemble for presenting orchestral works ranging from the Baroque and Classical eras to commissioned works by contemporary composers. Collaborations with other arts organizations are a hallmark of the CCO. Summermusik concerts are presented in various beautiful venues all around Greater Cincinnati under the exciting leadership of Music Director Eckart Preu during the month of August.


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