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Cincinnati Art Museum makes the list in USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for “Best Free Museum”

5/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

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CINCINNATI— The Cincinnati Art Museum was ranked #4 “Best Free Museum” in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Announced on May 21, the museum was selected for one of the top spots out of 20 free museum nominees chosen by a panel of experts. Digital voting took place for four weeks, ending May 10, 2021 at noon.

This win comes after Cincinnati Art Museum was named a finalist for the 2021 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service in March. Other recent accolades for the museum include a number of awards from CityBeat’s 2021 Best Of Cincinnati which names CAM as #1 Art Museum, #1 Arts and Crafts Classes, #1 and 2 Museum Exhibits, #1 Gift Shop and #2 Podcast.

The top ten winners in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards “Best Free Museum” are as follows:

  1. National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center
  2. National Museum of Mexican Art
  3. Wagner Free Institute of Science
  4. Cincinnati Art Museum
  5. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  6. Baltimore Museum of Art
  7. Smithsonian Institution
  8. The Museum at FIT
  9. Cleveland Museum of Art
  10. The Walters Art Museum provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site’s uniqueness is its team of local travel experts. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. averages 5 million visitors per month. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon, revealing each category’s 20 nominees. The contest is promoted across USA TODAY Travel Media Group’s digital and media products, as well as via social media.

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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